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Record in Mount Mitchell Challenge

Record 4 hours, 52 minutes, 33 seconds in Mount Mitchell Challenge.

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345,000 visit Mount Mitchell State Park in 2010

A report indicates 345,000 people visited Mount Mitchell State Park in 2010 — update 7 percent from 2009.

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Blueberry Season on Mount Mitchell

This report indicates there’s a treasure trove of blueberries ready for picking on Mount Mitchell

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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