Dan DeWitt

Author Articles

Return of the Giants

A closeup of a leaf on a potentially blight-resistant American chestnut hybrid showing the leaf's distinctive canoe shape and curved teeth. Photo...

How Gorges was Saved

Lead photo by Brenda J. Wiley 20 years ago, Gorges became a state park instead of a hydroelectric...

Getting There: Maps vs. Apps

What role do print maps play for outdoor adventurers in the digital age?  Pisgah Map Company’s Pete Kennedy has a few...

The Rivers We Love

Thanks to collaboration from a variety of groups, North Carolina may double the number of Wild and Scenic Rivers this year

This is the Noli

Paddlers, filmmakers, and local citizens team up to nominate the Nolichucky as a Wild & Scenic River. That the Nolichucky River is both wild and...

Skurka Says – A Southerner’s Guide to Gearing Up for Winter

I’m not totally sure I’d be around to write this now if, before setting out on a backpacking trip last January, I hadn’t recently...