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Good Neighbor Authority Brings Hope For Wildlife

This past fall's historic fire season proves the importance of our local, state and federal agencies' ability to work in unison. Sharing of resources and support was tested in our surrounding forest...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tues., Jan. 24 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed., Jan. 25 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatch...

 

Destination Hike: John Rock Loop

Our weekly destination hike is John Rock loop in Pisgah National Forest. The John Rock loop might be one of the better-known hikes in the forest, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. The hike...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tues. Jan. 17 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed. Jan. 18 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com....

 

Wildlife Resources Commission To Hold Public Hearings

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in Jan. 2017 on proposed changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries and game lands for the...

 

Leader Building Workshop Offered at Pisgah Center Jan. 20

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a "Leader Building" workshop for fly fishing anglers of all skill levels at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education on Jan. 20. The workshop, which...

 

A Picnic Hike At Lake Alford In DuPont State Recreational Forest

This week's outdoor destination hike is Lake Alford in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Lake Alford is located behind Lake Dense, near the Buck Forest parking lot, and is about an hour hike on...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor Calendar Tues Jan. 3 Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed Jan. 4 Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www...

 

Destination Hike: Rainbow Falls

Our weekly destination hike is Rainbow Falls in Greenville County, just over the state line. Rainbow Falls is a 100-foot waterfall located on Oil Camp Creek, found in Jones Gap State Park, part of...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor Calendar Tues Dec. 27 •Tuesday Night Fly Tying. At Brevard Brewing Co. with Headwaters Outfitters. Free. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wed Dec. 28 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com. Lights...

 

Destination: Whiteside Mountain

This week's outdoor destination is Whiteside Mountain. An hour drive from Brevard, Whiteside Mountain has a panoramic view south into Georgia and South Carolina. Lake Keowee and the Chattooga River...

 

House Bill 959 New Rules Affect Road Cycling In Transylvania

As a citizen of North Carolina and a member of the cycling community for both business and pleasure, I was asked to serve on a study group in Raleigh earlier this year to make recommendations for H.B....

 

Looking Past The Drought

Save for the occasional weekend hike or fishing outing, many of us seldom think about the natural world. We are wrapped up in carpooling to baseball practice, helping with science projects, and...

 

Outdoors Calendar

TUESDAY DEC. 6 The Bike Farm Group MTB ride. Ride meets at 6 p.m. at Oskar Blues Brewery. Lights required. Fly Tying Night With Headwaters Outfitters at Brevard Brewing. 6:30 p.m. Free. WEDNESDAY...

 

WNC Fly Fishing Expo

Local flyfishing experts participated in the WNC Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agriculatural Center Dec. 2 and 3. Kevin Howell demonstrates fly fishing techniques.  Martin Bawden, owner of...

 

Breaking Down Barriers And Connecting Youth

Recently, I went out with the Transylvania County Schools Cycling Club, and, wow, it was such a treat! To see the kids loving the trails and the outdoors in the same way that I loved them when I was a...

 

Winners Of The Couch Potato and Swank 65 Races Announced

Riders in the Swank 65 on Sunday in Pisgah Forest.(Times Photos by Park Baker)...

 

Transylvania County Deer Their History In Culture In Transylvania County

The history of the whitetail deer in Transylvania County may be one of the best stories never told. The whitetail deer has long been a food staple for people living in the area. The Cherokee who...

 

A Closer Look At The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

The trailhead parking lot was filled with snow when the biologists pulled in. The trail was snow-covered, and the waterfall frozen, but the group trudged deeper into the forest. For many biologists, w...

 

David and Debi Whitmire Will Speak To Sierra Club – Brevard NC

The Pisgah Sierra Club Group welcomes David Whitmire, co-owner with his wife, Debi, of Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman, to speak at its monthly meeting on Oct. 27. Whitmire will give a presentation on hunting and hunters in Transylvania County. The...

 

Spooky Fun Run Planned

This Saturday, join iDaph Events for the annual Trick or Trail 5-mile trail run in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Guion Farm parking lot. Visit...

 

A Conservation Conversation

A quick dig through Merriam-Webster produces three definitions for the word 'conservation': "1) the protection of plants, animals, and natural resources; 2) the careful use of natural resources (such...

 

Outdoor Destination: Beautiful Courthouse Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Courthouse Falls in Pisgah National Forest. This 40-foot waterfall is an off the beaten path destination, and this time of year there will be far less traffic out this way. Visitors may encounter hunters in this...

 

350 Volunteers Show Their Pride In Pisgah National Forest

Volunteers cleaned drains, removed overgrowth and brush and improved sight lines on Black Mountain Trail, one of 17 projects tackled by The Pisgah Conservancy on Pisgah Pride Day. The group's...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Oct. 11 Etowah Worlds Group Road ride. Road ride. Meet at the Ingles in Etowah at 5:30 p.m. The Bike Farm Group MTB ride. Ride meets at 6 p.m. at Oskar Blues Brewery. On The Water: East Fork French Broad. With the Pisgah Center for Wildlife...

 

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