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CMLC Helps Conserve New Tract In Mills River

  • April 20, 2017
  • The Adventure Collective
With the help of a conservation buyer, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service seal a decade-long effort to protect a critical piece of Pisgah National Forest. The trees are still mostly bare except for thickets of rhododendron adding dense green along the Mills River’s North...
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Forest Service: High Black Bear Activity In Nantahala National Forest

  • April 17, 2017
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The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Panthertown on the Nantahala Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears. The warning comes after recent bear encounters in Panthertown. No injuries have been reported. Bears have stolen food multiple times with people present and reportedly shredded a...
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Shining Rock Wilderness Closed Due To Fires

  • February 18, 2017
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Photo courtesy of N.C. Forest Service
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Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Closed For Restocking

  • February 16, 2017
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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 1. While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock all Hatchery Supported Trout Waters in preparation for opening...
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Buffalo Creek Trail Re-Opened Following Wildfire

  • February 4, 2017
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Ahead of schedule and under budget That's the report from the Town of Lake Lure as one of its most valuable recreational assets is now reopened to the public - Buffalo Creek Park. The popular mountain biking, bouldering, and back country hiking park has been closed since Nov. 5th 2016...
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Behind The Lens: Steve Yocom

  • August 24, 2016
  • The Adventure Collective
We catch up with Steve Yocom, an outdoor adventure photographer based here in Western North Carolina who consistently delivers some of the region's most inspiring outdoor photos, to find out more about his process and what inspires him to keep exploring. His work has been featured in a number of...
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Gear Made Here

  • June 1, 2016
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  Are you searching for the latest adventure gear so you can plan your next camping, hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking trip? You might be surprised to find that some of the best outdoor gear in the country is made right here in Western North Carolina. Check out the latest...
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Bill Pressly - A Surfboard Shaper

  • March 12, 2016
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For Myself And A Few Friends   Bill Pressly has been many things throughout his life, but through it all, he's been a surfer. For years, Bill worked as a carpenter, gaining the skills he needed to build his own house in a lush valley in the mountains of North Carolina. After that, he bombed hills...
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Stalking Stockers - WNC Fly Fishing

  • March 2, 2016
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Trout Abound In North Carolina Mountain Streams Each spring around 17,000 trout are dropped into the 4,000 miles of North Carolina mountain trout streams.  These western North Carolina streams and rivers have long been considered a haven for fly-fishermen looking to test their angling skills in a beautiful and oftentimes rugged environment....
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SylvanSport GO | Lightweight Camping Trailer

  • December 2, 2015
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If you really love to camp, the SylvanSport GO, a lightweight camping trailer that was designed to deliver everything you love about camping (the feeling of actually being outside) with the added benefits that camping trailers are known for. "GO was created to give you an amazing, comfortable camping experience, without...
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The Brown Mountain Lights Mystery | Video

  • October 13, 2015
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Joshua P. Warren.
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North Carolina Waterfalls Guide

  • September 4, 2015
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By: mark_stoffan
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Challenging the Linville Gorge

  • July 12, 2015
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Pat airs it out without a rope on the 5.11 route, Angry Fathers, located above the Amphitheater on the Reggae Wall Pat Keller makes a jedi-like descentout of the pillow and down to a safe landing for the first descent of the Linville Falls The Linville Gorge is known for...
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Art Loeb Trail: Art Loeb Leaves Lasting Legacy

  • July 1, 2015
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Art Loeb in the Shining Rock Wilderness in 1963. Photo courtesy of Joan Dickson. Hikers can enjoy long-range views in all directions of the Shining Rock Wilderness from Ivestor Gap.
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221 Boulders: Boone's Hidden Playground

  • March 2, 2015
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Hidden behind thick vegetation, along the steep ridges and beside tumbling creeks below Grandfather Mountain are nearly fifty separate clusters of what many consider Boone’s best boulders, the 221 Boulders. But with no guide, faint trails and an undulating topography that stretches over acres of national forests, it could be...
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Eton Ruckus | Rugged Solar Powered Bluetooth Speaker

  • December 1, 2014
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Take your music with you everywhere, the sunshine will power the rukus to keep your tunes playing. If your phone starts to die, no worries, plug it into the rukus to get a charge. When it gets dark, the internal lithium battery will keep the music going for hours or...
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Biolite Camp Stove | Cook Food | Charge Gear | Zero Fossil Fuels

  • July 19, 2013
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Biolite Camp Stove Revolutionizing Outdoor Camping   One of the most innovative products to hit the outdoor gear market in recent years has to be the BioLite Camp Stove - an efficient and safe cookstove that has the ability to convert heat from the fire into usable electricity for recharging...
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Cedar Rock Climbing Guide

  • July 3, 2013
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Cedar Rock Climbing Guide Tucked just out of view from downtown Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest are numerous exposed granite faces sculpted with geological features and texture that offer a lifetime’s supply of rock climbing opportunities for the adventurous climber. Up until now they were hard to find and...
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Meet Earl: The Solar Powered GPS Tablet Perfect For The Outdoors

  • June 21, 2013
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Earl: A Solar Powered GPS Tablet Geared Up For Adventure Meet Earl, a revolutionary tablet engineered for the most extreme of outdoor situations. Built for survival, Earl works where today's smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency with Earl's intuitive design, fusing Android 4.1 together with an energy sipping...
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Strava App Tracks Your Route and Your Progress

  • May 16, 2013
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  Strava App Ever get the feeling that you're having an epic day? Like you could hold your own against the strongest and the best on that leg crushing climb? Well, now you can thanks to a new app called Strava (available on Android and iPhone) that allows users to record...
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Maprika Offers Accurate Trail Maps For Adventures

  • March 15, 2013
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I first discovered the Maprika App for my Android phone when I headed out for a run around the Bracken Mountain Trail in Brevard and noticed a QR code on the trailhead kiosk that lets users easily download a map of the trails. I quickly downloaded the app and headed...
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WNC Waterfall App

  • March 3, 2013
  • The Adventure Collective
WNC Waterfall App For iPhones Asheville based software developer FlickinAmazing, Inc., recently announced their WNC Waterfall App. The app is a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) enabled guidebook for both the iPhone and iPad. The application, titled The Waterfalls of  Western North Carolina, is now available in the Apple App Store. The phone- and tablet-based application utilizes GPS to provide turn...