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Articles written by Jack Henderson

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Map Focuses On Shining Rock & Middle Prong Wilderness Areas

Pisgah Map Company has been partnering with FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association – CFAIA) for the last year to create a new map for t... — Updated 11/9/2020


Henderson Paddles Horsepasture By Packraft

Within a county known as the "Land of Waterfalls," Gorges State Park might contain the highest concentration of cascades within any of our region's public land units. Transylvania... — Updated 10/12/2020


Volunteer Trail Work Resumes In Pisgah After Virus Shutdown

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, trail stewards were commonplace along Pisgah National Forest's vast network of trails. Individuals and groups with Pisgah Area SORBA (a local... — Updated 8/31/2020


Establishing Roots Part II – Update On Quarantine Garden

In April, I wrote a short story about how the early stages of coronavirus and the associated quarantine brought about more time at home than I am accustomed to. Evenings typically... — Updated 7/27/2020


The French Broad - A Source Of Endless Adventures

Transylvania County is no stranger to outdoor adventure recreation. Amongst Pisgah's high peaks, hidden rivulets within Headwaters State Forest, waterfalls of Gorges State Park,... — Updated 6/22/2020


A Quintessential Spring: Celebrating Ideal Weather Between Winter And Summer

Despite stressful adjustments to our daily lives in personal, social and economic endeavors related to the coronavirus pandemic, we can likely all agree that this year's spring... — Updated 5/19/2020


Establishing Roots - A New Normal Creates Home Gardening Opportunities

As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads across the world and into local communities, we are all adjusting to new lifestyles and daily routines. For many of us, that... — Updated 4/27/2020


Wet Weather Makes For Good Boating in Headwaters State Forest

Joining a large swath of protected lands along Transylvania County’s southern boundary, Headwaters State Forest opened to the public in September 2018. Following nine years of... — Updated 3/9/2020


New Map To Highlight Regional Wilderness Areas – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's note: The following has been updated to include a clarification at the end of the story. Pisgah Map Company is creating a new map for the Shining Rock and Middle Prong... — Updated 2/27/2020


Paddling Pisgah: A Backcountry Gem

Pisgah National Forest is known for its greenery and gradient. Cascading creeks weave between a sea of rocky peaks, only interrupted by the occasional gravel road or forest path,... — Updated 9/17/2019


Paddling Pisgah: Exploring South Mills by Kayak – Pisgah National Forest

When most folks think of outdoor recreation in Transylvania County, they're often quick to picture hiking, cycling, fishing, riding horses and even rock climbing or tubing. The... — Updated 7/29/2019


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