Seven Destinations To Get In On The Action There’s a brutish undercurrent gaining momentum in fly fishing. Across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, anglers are taking the delicate tools and techniques traditionally associated with surface-sipping trout, and they’re adapting them to pursue warmwater fish. While fly fishing for bass and bream is not new, this evolution…

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Male camper and dog cook dinner at camp at sunset along the Art Loeb Trail in the Pisgah National Forest, NC.

Thru-hiking for months on end is out of reach for most of us. But a weekend backpacking trip? Most of us can carve that time into our schedules. Luckily, the Southern Appalachians are chock full of sub-100 mile trails that offer a thru-hiking experience in just a few days.

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When most people come home on a Friday after work, they’ll grab a remote or maybe a drink with some pals. Josh Elder grabs his paddle and a dog leash that will most likely not get used at all that weekend. Elder has the strongest GO GO GO and GET OUT THERE AND SEND IT…

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KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21. Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal…

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The 10,000-acre watershed is home to the region’s cleanest water, rarest species, most secluded hiking and biking trails in the region, and a new state park. It also could be home to a controversial new RV park and road if park developers have their way. Two new resources provide new insights into this spectacular spot in Southern Appalachia.

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Lawsuit Against Forest Service

The Southern Environmental Law Center and partners filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service on March 15. SELC alleges that the Forest Service is “illegally endangering the soil, forests, and waters of the Cherokee National Forest and hiding those risks from the public.” SELC, on behalf of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club,…

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