Articles written by: Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher

I just moved to Asheville in late May after graduating from Appalachian State University. I am 22, living in West Asheville, and working as an intern with ENO. I love being outside and am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!

Backpackers Say the Darndest Things
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Backpackers Say the Darndest Things

by Anna Fletcher As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the U.S. Forest Service manages the 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, providing us with the best spots to hike, camp, hammock and relax. They also deal with an eclectic bunch of backpackers, campers and visitors on a [...]

The 7 Naturally Creepy Wonders of the World
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The 7 Naturally Creepy Wonders of the World

by Anna Fletcher The earth holds endless beauty, wonder and adventure. In virtually every country of the world, there are amazing spots to explore. But among the beauty and the breathtaking views are places that will terrify you right out of your socks. From suicide-evoking woods to a disappearing waterfall [...]

Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest
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Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest

by Anna Fletcher “The physician heals, nature makes well.” – Aristotle Japanese culture brings us many interesting and useful words of wisdom. Mizu ni nagasu, translated literally “Let flow in the water”, means to forgive and forget (your trouble is water under the bridge, so to speak).  Saru mo ki kara [...]

Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
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Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

by Anna Fletcher “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings About 20% of all owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter. It can be rewarding to know that when you adopt a shelter dog, you are saving [...]

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Raise Your Mug to Hot Mulled Cider!

by Anna Fletcher One of the best things about Fall and Winter is the seasonal foods and drinks. From hearty chili and green bean casserole to  warm pumpkin pie and creamy yams, it seems that when the weather gets colder, the food gets more homey and delicious. And as for [...]