Walking Into History On The Road To Nowhere

Walking Into History on the Road to Nowhere

  • June 30, 2017

The North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is often called its quiet side. Perhaps most well known is Bryson City's Deep Creek Campground and trailhead, but did you know there are two entrances to the Park at Bryson…

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Leaving No Trace

Leaving No Trace

  • May 31, 2017

As we move into prime hiking season, it's important to remember human impact on the environment and how it can be minimized, whether you're on an extended backpacking trip or a simple day hike. These seven principles provide guidelines for…

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Hiking Back To The Home Place

Hiking Back to the Home Place

  • February 28, 2017

It's been a warm winter here in the Smokies. And although we expect more cold weather in March, there's reason to expect that unlike last year, it will be an early spring. The earliest spring flowers are already in evidence. Daffodils…

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A Walk In The Woods: Making It Your Own

A Walk In the Woods: Making It Your Own

  • September 21, 2015

The Bill Bryson book is a best-seller, and the Robert Redford film is out. Want to have your own walk in the woods? Several Milestone Press guidebooks include hikes along the Appalachian Trail; they're a great source for the best day hikes…

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Hiking With Grandchildren In Western North Carolina

Hiking with Grandchildren in Western North Carolina

  • September 11, 2015

by Danny Bernstein What does it take to get grandchildren on the trail? Where's the best place to go and what's the best way to approach a hike with children of different ages? The Carl Sandburg Home (www.nps.gov/carl) National Historic Site…

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Passing The Torch Of Outdoor Leadership

Passing the Torch of Outdoor Leadership

  • July 19, 2015

Jim Parham is out of the office at the moment—working, as he does each July, with summer camp counselors and their young campers. Here are a few of his reflections on sharing adventures with the next generation. Right now I am sitting…

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The Joys Of Hiking—With An Infant

The Joys of Hiking—With an Infant

  • April 6, 2015

Not long after he became a hiking guidebook author, Jonah McDonald became a parent. Here's his account of how having a newborn changed his hiking life--and didn't. Before she was born, I didn't believe what people told me. Everyone assured me my…

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