Kim Dinan

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Body found at Great Smoky Mountain National Park campsite

Body found at GSMNP campsite; Bear scavenging on remains Backpackers in Great Smoky Mountain National Park found an unoccupied tent on Friday, Sept. 11 and,...

Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park

Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park Two hikers from Tennessee plan to walk over 900 miles and raise...

A Trail that Connects the AT to the PCT & 6,000 Black Bears in TN

A trail that connects the AT to the PCT? Here’s what you need to know. Thinking of tackling the Appalachian Trail (AT) or the Pacific...

September Quick Hits: Outdoor News

Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law In late July the U.S House of Representatives voted 310 to 107 to pass the Great American Outdoors...

Outdoor Updates: More details emerge about plane crash in Shenandoah National Park

More details emerge about plane crash in Shenandoah National Park A pilot from California on a solo cross-country trip died in a plane crash in...

Runner hides in tree overnight to escape charging bear

Runner hides in tree overnight to escape charging bear A college runner recently had a campout to remember after spending the night up a tree...