Chris Trumbauer

Author Articles

Field Report: Hiking Shenadoah’s Old Rag

The summit (elev 3,291 ft) provides 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding valleys. The hike to reach the summit is challenging – but doable for most hikers.

A Family Affair: Backpacking West Virginia’s Dolly Sods Wilderness

A family of four discovers fun and adventure outside the normal routine, in the Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia.

Old Canoes on the New River

A three day adventure on West Virginia's Stunning New River.

Tackling the Maryland Challenge

The Maryland section of the trail is the perfect distance for hardy hikers to do the whole thing in a day. This endeavor even has a name: The Maryland Challenge.