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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...

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...

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Asks Hikers to Postpone Long-Distance Trips

Due to the current lack of adequate improvement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is urging hikers to wait until next...

Pipeline Protest Runner

Mercedes Walters is running long distances in the mountains to raise awareness for the environment and the racial justice movement.  Last year on a mid-September...