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Category Archives: North Carolina
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
250 have climbed Mount Washington in the Seek The Peak Hike A Thon to benefit the mountain’s observatory.
Backcountry accident reports: Big Bradley Falls and South Sister, Oregon.
The Blue Ridge Parkway north of Mount Mitchell which had been closed because a landslide from a 2004 hurricane in finally open.
Here’s coverage of the 2006 Mount Mitchell Marathon which takes place on the last weekend of each February.
Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
Ken Gauger has released a series of very detailed images identifying the mountain peaks from Mount Mitchell, Clingmans and Brasstown Bald.
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.
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 … Continue reading
North Carolina has unveiled the design for the Mount Mitchell Sumit Tower.
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.
WCNC reports a rope snapped resulting in a 70 foot fatal fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports heavy rains over the weekend closed the Mount Mitchell to NC 80 section of the Blue Ridge Parkway which had just reopened after hurricane damage from last year.
AP reports Blue Ridge Parkway between Mount Mitchell and N.C. 80 will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend although a short section will be only one lane.
AP stories report Matthew Shultz was airlifted after attempting to hike 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when he became incoherent after rain and snow got the hiking group unprepared.. They had started … Continue reading