SCAR is the name for the "Smokies Challenge Adventure Run," a runners' challenge that involves running the entire 72 miles of the Appalachian Trail that go across the Smoky Mountains, all in under 24 hours.
A wildlife biologist in Great Smoky Mountain National Park recently discovered a sow black bear and three of her cubs denning 50 feet off the ground inside the hollowed out cavity of an old growth buckeye tree.
2015 was an especially big year for the outdoors. BRO covered everything from record-setting runs to lumbersexuals. There were tragic deaths—and close calls. Here are the stories that generated the most chatter in 2015