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North Carolina Creates “The Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive” Designation

North Carolina has just designated the following roads as the “Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive”: 4.9 miles of N.C. 128 11.3 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway 13.4 miles of N.C. 80 3.8 miles of U.S. 19 East 2 miles of … Continue reading

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Fraser Firs Bouncing Back in Smokies

Fraser Firs are bouncing back from the attacks of the balsam woolly adelgid. Like this:Like Loading…

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World’s Smallest Tarantula Found on Mount Mitchell

Researchers are studying the spruce-fir moss spider, which is the world’s smallest tarantulas. The spiders which are 1/8 inch long were found on Mount Mitchell in 1923 and first found in the Smokies on Mount LeConte in 1926. Like this:Like … Continue reading

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Little Switzerland Celebrating Centennial in North Carolina

Little Switzerland on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell is celebrating its centennial. In its colorful history is a fight with the Blue Ridge in which it became the narrowest right of way (200 feet) on the Parkway in … Continue reading

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Hiking in Obama’s Footsteps on the Mountains to the Sea Trail

Obama’s visit to the Moutains to Sea Trail near Mount Mitchell on the Blue Ridge Parkway has stirred a several hikers to follow in his footsteps. There are also some suggestions about other trails. The President and First Lady hiked … Continue reading

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Assault on Mount Mitchell on May 24

This year’s bicycle “Assault on Mount Mitchell” ride will be May 24. Details. Like this:Like Loading…

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What do you do when you encounter the President on the Mount Mitchell trail?

The Ashville Citizen has an amusing tale of Karen Russell, a tourist from Westerville, Ohio, on her chance encounter with President Obama which we reported earlier as he was hiking off the Blue Ride Parkway. She thought he was headed … Continue reading

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Obamas Hike By Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 375.6 near Asheville

We may have to sign President Obama up to the Highpointers Club. Last week he was reported doing perhaps stealth visit to the DC Highpoint. This week in honor of Earth Day, he went hiking at Mile Post 375.6 on … Continue reading

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2007 Off Road Bike Assault on Mount Mitchell

Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend? Asheville Citizen-Times, NC – Jul 7, 2007 The Mount Mitchell observation tower and tower trail will be closed due to construction until further notice. There will also be trail detours on the Old … Continue reading

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250 Climb Mount Washington in Seek the Peak Hike A Thon

250 have climbed Mount Washington in the Seek The Peak Hike A Thon to benefit the mountain’s observatory. Like this:Like Loading…

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