Aiming at the future. No wonder they called them snow guns. Photo: Beech Mountain Historical Society Who Would Write a Book About Snow in the South?  I would. Here’s Why. The South is the Rodney Dangerfield of ski regions—it never seems to get any respect. At least that’s the way I saw it back in…

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Resorts and landowners are blocking river access to anglers Solitude is a good thing when it’s just you, a fly rod, and an Appalachian stream—which may explain why some resorts and private landowners are inclined to add “No Trespassing” signs to the streamside ambience. A few recent steps in that direction on the upper Watauga…

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How long will Southern snow last with temperature records soaring and glaciers melting all over the globe? Ski resorts are diversifying their offerings by building mountain bike parks and other outdoor adventure options.

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There’s far more to the history and mystery of Grandfather Mountain than the fact that one of the East’s major mountains remained in private hands into the 21st century. Most of Grandfather is a state park now, but Hugh Morton’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge tourist attraction, immortalized in millions of vacation photos, is still privately owned and for many people, the landmark that defines the mountain’s identity.

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