Shannon McGowan

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Hikers Rescued off Icy Appalachian Trail in Virginia

Two separate hikers were rescued off the Appalachian Trail in Virginia last weekend after braving the ice conditions the recent winter storm left behind.  On...

Updated: Winter Storms in the South

Updated February 19, 2021 There have been at least 58 deaths now that have been linked to the brutal winter storm that ripped through the...

Environmental Buzz: Skiing with Eco-Wax, Environmental Racism under Biden, and EV Superbowl commercial

Photo: General Motors released its Super Bowl ad starring Will Ferrell advertising the automaker's hope for an all-electric future. An Eco-Friendly Ski-Wax Company gets...

Southern Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued by a coalition of Southern environmental groups to overrule changes that will relax how much scrutiny federal...

Western Carolina University Offering New Program for Aspiring Outdoor Industry Professionals

Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University Marketing Western Carolina University announced the launch of a professional outdoor industry certification program last week. The goal is...

North Carolina Family Completes MTS 40 Hike Challenge + Boy Makes a Deer Friend

EL-GENK FAMILY OF DURHAM COMPLETES THE FRIENDS OF THE MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL’S 40 HIKE CHALLENGE The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) announced this week that...