Peak Experience

What It's Really Like to Hike the Appalachian Trail

A native son tackles the Appalachian Trail.

04/05/2016 By Beau Denton

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Counter Culture: Memories of Bradenton's Shake Pit

Writer Beau Denton shares his favorite memories of Bradenton's Shake Pit.

01/29/2015 By Beau Denton

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A Temporary Ending

Beau Denton makes a big decision about the rest of his Appalachian Trail hike.

06/17/2014 By Beau Denton

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Milestones on the Appalachian Trail

Beau Denton hits 1,000 miles hiked on the Appalachian Trail, plus other milestones.

06/17/2014 By Beau Denton

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FAQ About Hiking the Appalachian Trail

On break from his hike, Beau Denton takes time to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

06/17/2014 By Beau Denton

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Hiking Through the Shenandoahs

Beau Denton hikes through the Shenandoahs and looks forward to hitting the halfway point on his Appalachian Trail hike.

05/28/2014 By Beau Denton

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Dispatches from the Appalachian Trail: Daleville to Buena Vista

Beau Denton hikes from Daleville to Buena Vista.

05/21/2014 By Beau Denton

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Finishing the First Half of the Appalachian Trail

Beau Denton completes the first half of his Applachian Trail hike and contemplates going off-trail for a few days.

05/14/2014 By Beau Denton

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Hiking Through Virginia

Beau Denton begins his hike through the Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail.

05/14/2014 By Beau Denton

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Snook Fishing Resumes on the Gulf Coast

After a more than three-year ban, snook fishing resumes on the Gulf coast.

01/31/2014 By Beau Denton

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A Classic Dilemma: "Should I Leave Sarasota or Should I Stay?"

Veronica Pastore, Matt Orr and Tatyana Sharoubim weigh in on the young Sarasotan's ultimate question: Should I stay or should I go?

01/02/2014 By Beau Denton

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Sarasota's Compeer Program Pairs Volunteers with Those Suffering from Mental Illness

Sarasota's Compeer friendship program, run through Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, pairs volunteers with those with mental health challenges.

09/02/2013 By Beau Denton

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USF and Mote Marine Team Up for Science Education

Mote Marine Laboratory and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee create an educational partnership.

09/02/2013 By Beau Denton

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My World: Myakka Airboat Captain Forrest Orebaugh

Myakka airboat captain Forrest Orebaugh on the Gator Gal, sandbars and vulture jokes.

05/01/2013 By Beau Denton

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Visits Sarasota

Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, visits Sarasota to talk about his career, his wife's shooting and--in a press conference before the lecture--gun control.

03/11/2013 By Beau Denton

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My World - Shawn Stein

Tidewell Hospice nurse care manager Shawn Stein on life's last journey.

03/01/2013 By Beau Denton

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Only In Sarasota

This month's Only in Sarasota: The downtown post office and its mid-century architecture.

03/01/2013 By Beau Denton

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Foodologist

Foodologist: Pastries by Design's Lyndsy McDonald whips up sweet treats in her Lakewood Ranch bakery.

03/01/2013 By Beau Denton