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Don’t Cut Bluff or Big Ivy

I’ve hiked in many national forests and seen the utter destruction wrought by big logging companies. They could care less about the health of the forest, just like the coal companies that have stripped mountain tops and polluted groundwater. And where is the lumber going? Often to China. I am glad the U.S. Forest Service is considering revising its plan.

—Ed Corack, Commander, US Navy Retired

Moses Cone Closed to Runners?

All of the trail users at Moses Cone get along well, and I have never felt my enjoyment compromised by runners. Several members of our family are serious runners and enjoy the trails there. Leave the situation as it is now for all to enjoy. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

—John Paar

In Their Footsteps

Fantastic story by Lamar Marshall on Native American footpaths in the region. It is always interesting to hear stories and folklore directly from our Cherokee cousins.

—Scott G.

The Art of Falling Down

I loved Jess Daddio’s writing and honesty in “The Art of Falling Down.” She is a great motivation as a newbie learning the task of cross country.


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