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Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year
RICK STEELHAMMER| Gazette-Mail file photos
Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year

Looking to get fit in 2016? If you’d rather be in the woods than in the gym, you might consider joining the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge. Hikers are encouraged to hike 100 miles in the New River Gorge National River area this year,...

Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year
Like to hike? Try 100 miles in the New River Gorge this year

Looking to get fit in 2016? If you’d rather be in the woods than in the gym, you might consider joining the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge. Hikers are encouraged to hike 100 miles in the New River Gorge National River area this year, ...

Snow excuses: Olympic hopeful Clara Santucci answers questions about winter weather training
Snow excuses: Olympic hopeful Clara Santucci answers questions about winter weather training

Q: How did you handle Winter Storm Jonas? Did you take time to appreciate the power and beauty of it?

Man meets New River Gorge 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days
Man meets New River Gorge 100-mile hiking challenge in 14 days

When Melvin Hartley of Fayetteville decided to take part in the New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge, he didn’t let any grass grow under his feet.

The Challenge, sponsored by the New River Gorge National River, Active Southern West Virginia ...

Photos: Climbers descend on New River Gorge on warm afternoon
Photos: Climbers descend on New River Gorge on warm afternoon

City of Oak Hill develops new trail concept

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) – The City of Oak Hill has developed a trail concept which will connect its Main Street with more than 100 miles of trails within the New River Gorge National River.

The Register-...

Volunteer spotters needed for eyeing eagles in winter survey

Volunteer spotters are being sought to take part in the annual Southern West Virginia winter eagle survey on Saturday at Bluestone Lake and along the Bluestone, New and Greenbrier rivers and several tributary streams in the vicinity of...

As cold arrives, resorts turn snow machines up to 11
As cold arrives, resorts turn snow machines up to 11

After a warm start to winter, frigid overnight temperatures in West Virginia’s mountains will aid snow-making efforts at the state’s ski resorts, which plan to start opening more slopes this week.

“It’s going to be in ...

New River Gorge’s “100 Mile Challenge” takes first steps at Grandview
New River Gorge’s “100 Mile Challenge” takes first steps at Grandview

Beckley — The idea of hiking 100 miles in the New River Gorge National River during 2016 has struck a chord with outdoor enthusiasts and New Year’s resolution-makers.

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Photos: Kanawha State Forest hosts ‘First Day’ hikers
Photos: Kanawha State Forest hosts ‘First Day’ hikers

WV state, national parks to host ‘First Day’ hikes in 2016
WV state, national parks to host ‘First Day’ hikes in 2016

West Virginia’s state parks and state forests are hosting eight “First Day” hikes on Friday to encourage nature lovers and those with New Year’s outdoor fitness resolutions to start 2016 on the right foot, with a guided...

Dates announced for 2015-16 Winter Series runs, walks

Charleston Parks and Recreation Winter Series of Runs and Walks kicks off its ninth annual season of events for runners and walkers of all levels on Sunday. All runs and walks begin and end next to Riggleman Hall on the University of Charleston campus....

John McCoy: WV boaters to get better boating access

In the next year or two, boaters and anglers should gain better access to several of West Virginia’s major rivers.

Division of Natural Resources officials say they’re planning to spend more than $3 million for new or improved boat...

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