Accidents: Fatality at Big Bradley Falls North Carolina and South Sister Oregon Rescue

Backcountry accident reports: Big Bradley Falls and South Sister, Oregon.
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Blue Ridge Parkway North of Mount Mitchell Finally Reopens

The Blue Ridge Parkway north of Mount Mitchell which had been closed because a landslide from a 2004 hurricane in finally open.
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Coverage of 2006 Mount Mitchell Marathon


Here’s coverage of the 2006 Mount Mitchell Marathon which takes place on the last weekend of each February.

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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports


Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Panoramas With Peaks Identified From NC, TN, GA Summits


Ken Gauger has released a series of very detailed images identifying the mountain peaks from Mount Mitchell, Clingmans and Brasstown Bald.
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Woman Falls 35 Feet Down Ravine on Laurel Falls Trail in Smokies


The Knox News reports a 60-year-old woman fell 35 feet down a ravine while hiking the paved Laurel Falls trail about six miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center when she fell about 35 feet.


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Wilma's Big Snow/Blow From Brasstown to Katahdin


I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past month or so but am now getting caught up. Here’s some additional storm info and the big snows that occurred when Wilma going up the coast from Florida slammed into the season’s first big cold front. (more…)


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New Design for Mount Mitchell Tower

Mount Mitchell Rendering of Tower
North Carolina has unveiled the design for the Mount Mitchell Sumit Tower.
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Mount Mitchell Summit Tower to Be Replaced

Mount Mitchell Rendering of Tower
North Carolina has unveiled the new tower for the Mount Mitchell Sumit Tower.
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Hurricane Damaged Blue Ridge Parkway By Mount Mitchell Opens Again


The 11-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway by Mount Mitchell damaged in the 2004 hurricanes has opened for the second time this season.
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