The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

'Missing Link' Would Complete Epic Trail


Local hiker Matt Kirk has completed the 350-mile Southern Appalachian Loop Trail.

For around five years, staff at the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy have been working on gaining access to a tract of land in southeastern Transylvania County they've dubbed "The Missing Link."

Bordering DuPont State Recreational Forest, the 2-mile-long swath of undeveloped forest stretches to the South Carolina border, where more than 10,000 acres of protected forests are located.


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