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Local Climber Signs With Brevard

Brevard climbing coach Travis Gray announced that local youth climber, Dawson Jacobs, will join the varsity program as part of the class of 2023. Jacobs hails from Brevard and is completing his...

 

It's Turkey Hunting Season In N.C.

The second Saturday of April marks the opening of the general turkey-hunting season across the state each year. As one of three of North Carolina's big game species, this majestic bird provides...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Spencer Branch. •Trees down on Seniard Mountain Road. •Drains cleared on...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    April 23, 2018

Exploring Mountain Bogs

Deep in our forests, cloaked in tangles of rhododendron and soaked by underground springs, lie some of our most amazing wetland ecosystems: mountain bogs. These isolated systems can be one-of-a-kind,...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Spencer Branch. •Trees down on Seniard Mountain Road. •Drains cleared on...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    April 16, 2018

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and at its broadest on...

 

Hike To Courthouse Falls With RiverLink And Carolina Mountain Club April 14

Plunging 50 feet, Courthouse Falls is the most dramatic feature of the headwaters of the French Broad River. Hike to the falls with Garrett Artz, executive director of RiverLink, and Marcia Bromberg with the Carolina Mountain Club on April 14....

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    April 9, 2018

Tips For Finding Out What The Fish Are Eating

Through the years I have been amazed at how often I arrive to the stream to find fish actively feeding only to struggle to catch a fish. We have all been there fishing away to rising fish which show...

 
 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors    April 2, 2018

Endangered Mussel Making Comeback In French Broad

In 1834, a freshwater mussel collected near the convergence of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers was recognized as a new species– the Appalachian elktoe. Eighty years later, Carnegie Museum...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd •Tree down on Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Vineyard Gap trail •Trees down on Bradley Creek trail •Trees down on Clawhammer Cove...

 

Gotta Have More Cowbell!

In order show support for the riders of the Assault on the Carolinas, free cowbells are available for anyone who wants to cheer on the cyclists as they ride through Transylvania County on April 7. The Assault is the primary fundraiser for the Rotary...

 

Torry Nergart To Discuss Land Conservation

Torry Nergart will present “Land Conservation in Transylvania County: Protecting Agriculture & Natural Heritage” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m....

 

There Is Hope For Hemlocks In Transylvania County And Beyond

Join the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) on Tuesday, April 3, at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman for an educational evening all about hemlock conservation. From 6 – 7 p.m. HRI Outreach Associat...

 

A Conversation About Bat Conservation

It really wasn't much of a mine. It was definitely not what you'd think of as an industrial mine, more like a mom-and-pop mine. I've been in mines that still had had remnant mine car tracks and...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education In April

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Dicksons Compete

Both Wes and Hannah Dickson raced the Nut So Fast Rally in Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend. Wes won the Cat 1 40-49 class, and Hannah took second in the Cat 1 women...

 

Hatchery-Supported Waters To Open April 7

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 7. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2019. While fishing on Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum...

 

Parkway Recruiting Volunteers For Spring Cleanup

The National Park Service is excited to announce Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. The goal of this first-of-its-kind event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners...

 

Destination Hike: Connestee Falls

This week's destination hike is Connestee Falls. Connestee Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to in Transylvania County. Located just off U.S. 276, the falls are a short walk on a flat...

 

Sierra Club To Meet March 22

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Dave Casey, district ranger, Pisgah National Forest, for the March 22 meeting. Casey was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., where he spent every chance he got in the woods and mountains of Tennessee,...

 

A Blur Of World Champs In The Netherlands

Lights out. Go! Clip in, pedal, don't forget to breathe. Survive the first turn. Narrowly avoid the rider in front of you, hear the grind and snap as your wheels make contact with another bike. Breathe. Relax. Pedal harder. Don't settle in. The need...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: 475-B, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Road. •Last week’s windstorm blew down a lot of trees. •Buckhorn Gap trail is a mess. Look out for down hemlocks. •Large Poplar tree down across FS road...

 

Symposium To Focus On Woodland Gardens

Spring would not be spring without the popular Annual Spring Garden Symposium sponsored by the Transylvania County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. This year, the program will be held on...

 

Explore The French Broad Paddle Trail

When you can combine camping and paddling together especially over multi days, life is good. For years one had to travel to other rivers and lakes to enjoy this experience. Today, you can with a...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: 475-B, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd. •Last week’s windstorm blew down a lot of trees. •Buckhorn Gap trail is a mess. Look out for down hemlocks. •Large Poplar tree down across FS road 22...

 

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