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Enjoy 'Camping In The Old Style' At The Cradle Of Forestry – Pisgah Forest NC


October 3, 2016

Experts on "Camping in the Old Style" will set up camp, cook and show other ways early settlers camped at the Cradle of Forestry this Saturday, Oct. 8. (Courtesy photo)

The Pisgah National Forest's Centennial Celebration continues at the Cradle of Forestry in America on Saturday, Oct. 8, with "Camping in the Old Style." A classic camping interpretive team known as the Acorn Patrol demonstrate the low-tech/high-skill approach as practiced in the outdoors in the early 1900's during what some historians consider the Golden Age of Camping.

During this time in history, the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy. City folk were discovering the joys of outdoor recreation. It was a time when camping meant sleeping under canvas and cooking over an open fire. H...

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