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Henderson County News

Helicopter rescue team airlifts injured hiker to safety

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Tags: hiking | Grandfather Mountain

Henderson County News

Conservancy saves 900 acres for hunting, hiking, mountain biking

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Nine hundred acres of Little White Oak Mountain became public land on Friday, as Conserving Carolina transferred 600 acres to the state to expand the Green River Game Lands and 300 acres to Polk County for a local park.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | hunting | Conserving Carolina | mountain biking

Henderson County Life

Intrepid explorer finds
 hundreds of waterfalls

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On an overcast day, when the sky is threatening rain, I find myself deep in the Pisgah National Forest, completely off-trail, with no sense of how to get back on. Fortunately, I am not alone.   Read Story »

Tags: outdoors | hiking | flora and fauna | waterfalls

Henderson County News

Missing link to open on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

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North Carolina state park officials will join Carolina Mountain Club volunteers next Saturday for the grand opening of a new 20-mile section of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. The new trail section begins at the Blue Ridge Parkway and travels down BIA 407 for four miles through the Eastern Cherokee Reservation and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway for 16 miles to Balsam Gap.     Read Story »

Tags: outdoors | hiking

Henderson County News

Hendersonville native to lead new Pisgah Conservancy

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Representatives of a variety of Pisgah National Forest user groups, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, have formed a North Carolina non-profit corporation called the Pisgah Conservancy to work for sustainable recreational use, watershed improvement, eradication of invasive species, removal of waste, litter and graffiti, wildlife habitat improvement and education in the forest.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | biking | Pisgah National Forest | bike trail | camping

Henderson County News

Forest Service unveils trail app

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Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional summer vacation kickoff, the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station unveiled the Forest Trail Explorer, a searchable web application that combines details on three popular trail systems in western North Carolina with the state-of-the-science information the SRS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit collects on the region's forests.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sandburg trail section closed for repairs

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FLAT ROCK — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trail Crew will begin trail work on a portion of Memminger Trail on Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carl Sandburg National Historic Site | parks and recreation

Henderson County Sports

Friends of DuPont celebrating new hiking trail

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Rangers, trail builders and supporters of DuPont State Recreational Forest will open the High Falls Trail extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | DuPont State Forest

Henderson County News

Friends of Ecusta Trail sets information meetings

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The Friends of the Ecusta Trail (FOET), a non-profit organization formed to explore the possibility of converting the old rail line from Hendersonville to Brevard, will hold a series of community meetings along the line to offer local residents an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Brevard | outdoors | hiking | biking