The Transylvania Times -

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now


April 5, 2018

Park Baker

Steve Pagano has been the face of Gorges State Park since its founding 19 years ago.

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building.

The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges State Park, which Pagano has called the pinnacle of his career. Many locals and visitors consider Gorges to be the crown jewel of the North Carolina state park system.

It comprises about 8,000 acres of the Blue Ridge escarpment, receives more rainfall than anywhere else on the East Coast, and is home to a number of rare and endangered species.

His first job as a state employee in Falls Lake...

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