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Best Trail Contest Winner!

It’s like choosing your favorite child. Inconceivable. With so many amazing trail systems in the Southern Appalachians, is it even possible to pick one trail that's better than all the rest?

Forest Service Considers Pulling Thousands of Its Own Scientists from the Field

The U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of approving a massive restructuring that will remove land management planning from individual forests, according to...

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Here Kitty Kitty: Stalking the Eastern Cougar

Are there catamounts in these hills? If mountain lions aren’t here already, they’ll be arriving soon.

A Day in the Life of a Snowmaker

It’s a tough job, but the five million people that hit the slopes below the Mason-Dixon every year are saying somebody’s got to do it.

The Best Damn Ski Runs, Period

In a perfect world, you’d have time to ski all 16 Southeastern resorts in one season. It’s a beautiful dream that most likely will never happen. Forget work and other obligations, we only have three months of skiable weather down here. With a 90-day window to take your turns, you can’t ski it all. You have to be picky. Ski the best and forget the rest. And here they are—the best ski runs in the Southeast.