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Tag Archives: North Carolina
Record 4 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds in Mount Mitchell Challenge.
A report indicates 345,000 people visited Mount Mitchell State Park in 2010 — update 7 percent from 2009.
This report indicates there’s a treasure trove of blueberries ready for picking on Mount Mitchell
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
Fraser Firs are bouncing back from the attacks of the balsam woolly adelgid.
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.
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
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
This year’s bicycle “Assault on Mount Mitchell” ride will be May 24. Details.
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