Dan DeWitt

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Splendid Isolation

Photo courtesy of Dan DeWitt One stirring view of distant mountain ridges couldn’t ease my persistent case of the Covid-19 blues. Neither could one...

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 Courtesy of...

How Gorges was Saved

Lead photo by Brenda J. Wiley 20 years ago, Gorges became a state park instead of a hydroelectric dam, thanks to the efforts of one...

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 ideas. Pete Kennedy has...

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 Here’s a sign of...

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...