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Forest Service urges waterfall safety

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Recent fatalities and serious injuries on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests serve as a reminder of dangers visitors may face in wild places that are not engineered for safety, the U.S. Forest Service said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sliding Rock attraction to open for season April 30

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Sliding Rock Recreation Area, one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Pisgah National Forest, will reopen on April 30.   Read Story »

Tags: recreation | Pisgah National Forest | waterfalls | Sliding Rock

Henderson County News

Triple Falls trail to close for repairs

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Throughout the month of May, visitors to DuPont State Recreational Forest, a popular destination for locals and out-of-towners, should expect several temporary closures for Triple Falls Trail.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Waterfall Keepers aim to celebrate and protect wondrous cascades

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Waterfalls do so much for the people of North Carolina: They provide stunning views, harbor specialized ecosystems, boost the tourism economies of mountain communities and soothe troubled minds.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Green Drinks speaker will talk about mountain, waterfall formation

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Bill Jacobs, author of a recently published book that explores the geologic processes that produced Western North Carolina's array of mountains and waterfalls, will be guest speaker at Hendersonville Green Drinks at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Appalachian Coffee, 1628 Fifth Ave. W., in Laurel Park.   Read Story »

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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