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Mount Mitchell State Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary August 26-27

Mount Mitchell State Park will be celerbating its 100th Anniversary August 26-27. So the events: *Ascent of the Century – Hike 6 Miles, 4,000 vertical to the summit (the event includes two nights of camping and a descent by tour … Continue reading

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Mount Mitchell State Park Plans to More Than Double in Size

Mount Mitchell State Park is planning to add 2,744 acres on its northern border to its existing 1,996 acres. The plan is due Conservation Fund purchase of land it plans to convey it to the park. The park had 525 … Continue reading

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Peter Barr Completes Highpoints of All North Carolina Counties

The Spartanburg Herald and Blue Ridge Now have nice articles on Peter Barr climbing the highpoints of all the counties of North Carolina as well as discussing county highpointing.

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Quarter Flap: North Carolina Notes That 53% of Smokies is in NC and Not Tennessee

There’s something of an interstate flap over the new quarter featuring Smoky Mountains and has the name “Tennessee” on on it. North Carolina notes that 53 percent of the park is actually in North Carolina. The quarter is part of … Continue reading

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First Wintry Storm Temporarily Closes Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell access was closed temporarily due to snow and sleet in the season’s first wintry storm.

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Closed Section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Mount Mitchell is Tourist Attrraction for Hikers

The crack which closed the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 376 which has closed the Parkway from Asheville to Mount Mitchell has grown to 300 feet long, more than 6 inches wide and several feet deep. A companion crack on … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway Closed from Asheville to Mount Mitchell

A 100 foot crack in the road has prompted an indefinite closure of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 375 by Asheville to Milepost 355 at N.C. 128/Mount Mitchell State Park. 20 Miles Of Blue Ridge Parkway In NC Closed … Continue reading

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2013 Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Ride on May 20

The 2013 Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Ride will be May 20. The ride is 102 miles long and has 10,357 in elevation gain.

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Mount Mitchell Trail Closed Because of Bears

Mount Mitchell State Park has closed the Mount Mitchell Trail and the National Forest has closed the Commissary Ridge Campground because of bear activity. *Mount Mitchell warnings *NFS warning Facebook entry

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1,100 Bicyclists in Assault on Mount Mitchell

1,100 bicyclists did the 102 mile Assault on Mount Mitchell this year.

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