Category Archives: North Carolina

History of the Mount Mitchell Challenge

The Black Mountain News gives an excellent history of the Mount Mitchell Challenge race.

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NPS Targets Memorial Day 2005 Opening for Blue Ridge By Mount Mitchell

The Wautaga Democrat reports that authorities are targeting Memorial Day for the re-opening the NC 80 to Mount Mitchell section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was closed after the spate of 2004 hurricanes created rock slides. The article also … Continue reading

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Hiker Rescued After Stranded 4 Days on AT Near Inadu Knob in Smokies

The Maryville Daily Times reports 62-year-old David Dinwiddie was rescued after spending four days in a sleeping bag. The hiker, stranded in 2 feet of snow at 6,000 feet in subfreezing temperatures, was carried six miles down the trail. Rescuers … Continue reading

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Confrontrations Between Hikers and Hunters Over $165 Dog Tracking Collars

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that some hikers are removing $165 tracking collars from hunters dogs. The hikers think the collars are shock collars aimed at hurting the dogs. North Carolina law say on public lands it is illegal to interfere … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain News on Sherman Stambaugh and 2006 Convention

Smoky Mountain News on Sherman Stambaugh and 2006 Convention

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Climber Falls 60 Feet on Crowders Mountain, NC

Climber Falls 60 Feet on Crowders Mountain, NC

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