Three cows that went missing during Hurricane Dorian are found on an island miles away from shore
When Hurricane Dorian slammed into the North Carolina coast in September it had a devastating effect on the wild cattle that call the area home. On Cedar Island, which was hit with Category 1 force winds and rain, all 20 of the wild cows that lived on the island disappeared after the storm. The cows were assumed dead, but a month later one was seen at Cape Lookout National Seashore. A few weeks later, two more cows were spotted in the same area.
It’s believed that the cows swam four or five miles across Core Sound and washed up on the shores of Cape Lookout, pushed by the strong storm surge. Had the cows not had their lucky break and washed ashore on Cape Lookout, they almost certainly would have been swept out into the open sea and drowned.
2020 river lottery season opens on December 1
Mark your calendars, river rats. The 2020 river permit lottery season begins on December 1. That’s the day you’ll be able to enter the lottery for your chance to raft, kayak or canoe some of the most famous waterways in the United States. Lotteries will be held for permits on the following rivers: Middle Fork of the Salmon River; Salmon River; Snake River—Hells Canyon; Selway River; Rogue River; Desolation Gray—Green River; Salt River, Dinosaur Green and Yampa River; and the San Juan River.
Join the lottery by submitting an application through the lotteries page on Recreation.gov or via the recreation.gov app.
Goose Creek State Park in Beaufort County, NC opens new camping cabins
Are you looking for a primitive outdoor experience but don’t want to brave the elements? Six new camping cabins at Goose Creek State Park offer campers an upgrade from tent camping. The new camping cabins feature air conditioning, heat, and electrical outlets and can sleep up to six people. Outside of the each cabin is a grill, fire ring, picnic table and tent pad. All cabins have a covered front porch with Adirondack chairs. A bathhouse with showers and sinks is also available on site.
The new campground also has 22 RV campsites. “For the people that like primitive sites they can continue to come and enjoy the primitive sites,” park superintendent Doug Lequire told WITN news. “For the people that want a little higher end camping or a little bit more modern camping they can come and stay at our RV sites.”