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 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...

 

Headwaters Outfitters Announces Paddle Trail Speaker Series - Rosman, NC

The folks at Headwaters Outfitters have years of experience on the French Broad River. Who better to learn from to get your boat out this spring? Join them for presentations March 8 and 10. Headwaters Outfitters announces a partnership with Mountain...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Cathey’s Creek, 475-B, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Road. •It’s been raining. Please stay off the trails for a while and let them dry out. •Maintenance work on Butter Gap, Daniel Ridge and...

 

Pisgah Center Offers Free Classes In March - Pisgah Forest, NC

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 March. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Bill Hodge To Discuss Keeping Wilderness Wild - Brevard, NC

The March Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library will explore our wilderness areas with Bill Hodge, executive director of SAWS. Hodge's presentation, "Appalachian...

 

DuPont Forest Festival Sept. 22 Now Accepting Forest Festival Activity Proposals

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Cathey’s Creek, 475-b, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd. •It’s been raining. Please stay off the trails for awhile and let them dry out. •Maintenance work performed on Corn Mills Shoals...

 

Jennifer Adams To Discuss Controlling Invasive Species - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Adams, Ameri-Corps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration Associate, will present “Invaders of the Forest” at the Conserving Carolina Speak-er Series at Transylvania County Library. She will discuss the battle against non-native invasive p...

 

Getting Ready For The Season

Whether you are a mountain biker, hiker, fly fisherman or any other type of outdoor enthusiast, you rely on your gear to provide a quality experience and keep you safe. As we approach the start of a n...

 

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