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The Lengthening Of Shadows

The air was warm, and the sun on our backs made for a comfortable fall day casting to deep pools and long runs of broken water on an October trout stream. It was the kind of day where a coat was too...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series Features Monarch Enthusiast

The Lady Slipper Speaker Series, presented by Conserving Carolina – formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy – welcomes Kim Bailey to Brevard College on Oct. 18....

 

Author To Discuss 'Secrets Of The Smokies' Oct. 17 - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with “Secrets of the Smokies” presented by author Ben Anderson. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Bubbling Springs Branch

This week's outdoor destination hike is Bubbling Springs Branch, a tributary of the Pigeon River. Bubbling Springs Branch can be viewed from the road (N.C. 215), or from a short hike to the bottom of...

 

Learn About 'Camera Trapping' Wildlife At PARI

The public is invited to learn about "camera trapping" wildlife and the Candid Critters citizen science project during an Evening at PARI program Friday, Oct. 13, on the PARI campus. The evening's act...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Dill Falls

Our destination hike this week is Dill Falls, a ten-minute hike from the car. Dill Falls is located on Tanasee Creek, which feeds Wolf Lake in Jackson County. Easy to reach and beautiful, this 65 foot...

 

Work Hard To Play Harder

Gone are the days of few responsibilities, low stress, and enjoying the outdoors after returning home from school. The reality now is that we have to work before we have time to play. And that...

 

Delayed Harvest Waters Open Sunday, Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 34 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Prior to Oct. 1, Hatchery Supported...

 

MountainTrue And Asheville Design Center To Merge

MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit serving western North Carolina, and the Asheville Design Center (ADC) today announced that the two organizations will merge effective October 1, 2017. As a result of the merger, Asheville Design Center will...

 

Pisgah Conservancy Seeks Input On Signs In Forest

Ever wonder whether your knees or lungs can handle this trail, how a unique geologic formation came to be, or how many more false summits there are before you get to the top? Would better information in strategic spots help? Now’s your chance to...

 

Cradle Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Projects On Saturday, Sept. 30

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites individuals, families and groups who are passionate about caring for their public lands to participate in National Public Lands Day service projects Saturday, September 30. Participants have options of...

 

Pisgah Center To Celebrate National Hunting, Fishing Day - Pisgah Forest, NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a free, family-friendly event celebrating fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard. The event is one of...

 

Hemorrhagic Disease Reported In Southern Appalachian Deer

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in the Southern Appalachians, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that hunters may see dead deer this hunting season but that the...

 

Outdoor Destination: Confusion And Moonshine Falls

Our weekly destination hike takes explorers to two locations, Moonshine and Confusion Falls in the nearby South Carolina wilderness. About a 30-minute drive from Brevard, these falls are directly...

 

Some National Forest Roads, Areas Remain Closed-Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service has reopened most recreation areas and roads on the National Forests in North Carolina. Damage assessments are ongoing following Hurricane Irma. Some areas and roads were impacted heavily and will remain temporarily closed...

 

Sections Of Blue Ridge Parkway Remain Closed-Brevard NC

For today, the following sections of Blue Ridge Parkway remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to. Closures still in effect as of noon include: Milepost 269 - 276 Milepost 317 - 324 Milepost 355 - 382, including access to the Craggy...

 

Sections Of Parkway Reopen-Brevard NC

Today, many sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway previously closed for downed trees have reopened. Work continues in the following sections with these updates, including estimated opening times, from north to south include: Milepost 331 – 355, from...

 

Pisgah Monster Cross - Pisgah Forest, NC

Local cyclist Matt Champion took first place at this weekend's Pisgah Monster Cross challenge, an 80-mile loop through Pisgah National Forest. Local cyclists Matthew Busche took third place and Reid...

 

Gary Sizer To Discuss Adventures On The AT - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in September with “The Trail is Full of Surprises: An Appalachian Trail Adventure” presented by author and hiker Gary Sizer. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Rogow Room at the Transy...

 

Spruce Being Restored In The Southern Appalachians

Thousands of red spruce trees sit in containers near Lake Toxaway. Nurtured from seed, they're awaiting out-planting, carrying with them biologists' hopes of restoring red spruce in the Southern...

 

French Broad Dinner Cruise Enjoyed By All

Free Rein Center board members recently served eight lucky winners appetizers, wine and a delicious dinner on the deck at The Duckpond Pottery after the group enjoyed an hour long "cruise" on the Fren...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series Returns To Brevard College

The Lady Slipper Speaker Series presented by Conserving Carolina, formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy, returns to Brevard College starting Wednesday, Sept. 20....

 

Weekend Of REEBellion At REEB Ranch Sept. 23-24

REEBellion at the Ranch 2017 is going down at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch on Sept. 23 and 24 this year with three bike competitions and barn parties with live music, food and beer. Attendees can get...

 

Scenes from the Collegiate Southeast Conference

The Collegiate cycling season kicked off at the REEB Ranch this past weekend. Brevard College hosted the Southeast Conference with Dual Slalom, Short Track, Cross Country and Super D...

 

Weekly Trail Report For Sept. 4, 2017

Weekly Trail Report For Sept. 4, 2017 - sponsored by Sycamore Cycles. •Some trees down from high winds on Friday. • Flat Laurel Creek trail has been trimmed from Little Sam to Big Sam parking lot. •Tree down on Pilot Cove trail at the bottom....

 

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