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Cold Mtn

Mt. Pisgah

3 mi round-trip Tread Condition: Moderately Rough Climb: Climbs Moderately Lowest Elevation: 4980 Highest Elevation: 5730 Total Elevation Gain: 750 Configuration: Out-and-back Starting Point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6  

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Ap 2017

ESPN: Thanksgiving in Lake Lure

Article by Ryan McGee of ESPN His Thanksgiving Day spent at Lake Lure and Hendersonville. Highlights from a Wild College Football Rivalry Week

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Old Butt Knob 073117  17

Old Butt Knob – Shining Creek Trail Loop

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Pilot Rock 070917  6

Pilot Rock from Pisgah Inn Parking Lot

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Mt. Pisgah

Mother’s Day on Mt. Pisgah

We hiked up Mt. Pisgah for Mother’s Day.  It was a sunny day and beautiful, but a bit hazy in the distance from the top.    

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Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

Another great day hiking up the Mt. Pisgah trail. I passed about 10 people and 1 really big dog. The sun was shining until I got to the top and the clouds had begun to move it. The air was really hazy from the pollen and fire smoke. The rain will be welcome later this afternoon when it gets here.

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Middle Prong Wilderness

Middle Prong Wanderings

 

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Table Rock Trail

Table Rock Trail to Governor’s Rock

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Hickory Nut Falls

Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls

 

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Chimney Rock

Fires in Western NC

Our area is experiencing a severe drought. Over the past 10 years, our hemlock trees have fallen to the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). The dry carcasses of the hemlocks litter the forest floor giving a lot of fuel to any fire danger. There are dead leaves laying in piles and piles everywhere. And, not least, the temperatures are running 10-15 degrees above …

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