April 2010

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Backatcha!

Favorite A.T. spot?Steven McBride The Mount Rogers area, specifically Rhododendron Gap, has incredible alpine views, awesome rocks, and of course the colorfu...
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Local Food Atlas

Having trouble finding fast access to locally grown food in your neck of the woods? The USDA has just launched Your Food Environment Atlas, an interactive websi...
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Elk For Dinner?

The NC Wildlife Resource Commission has proposed removing the Smoky Mountain Elk from the state’s list of “species of special concern.” The designation currentl...
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Tents and Care

It’s simple math: You can go farther if you carry less weight, and the tent is usually the heaviest single item in your pack. Get your tent weight down to the b...
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Bear Hazing

How do you scare a 300-pound black bear? For the last four years, national park biologists have been evaluating various aversion methods to keep bears at a safe...
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Hiking ATV Trails?

For over a decade, Great Eastern Trail visionaries have been patching together an 1800-mile alternative path to the A.T., mostly using existing trail systems an...
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Flying High

Paragliding Provides Bird’s-Eye-View of the Blue RidgeIt’s a bright, blue-sky afternoon in Botetourt County, Virginia. Popcorn clouds move lazily overhead. ...