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Table Rock Fire Update!
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Table Rock Fire Update!

On the afternoon of Monday, November 11, a wildfire broke out in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area of the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Dry weather and strong winds were the perfect combination for a 15-acre fire that started near the Table Rock picnic area. Since then, the fire [...]

Twelve Days of Winter Camping Equipment
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Twelve Days of Winter Camping Equipment

by Ted Levin The holidays are coming; and while others are singing the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” campers will be crooning to this version: On the first day of camping, My true love sent to me A hammock to tie to a tree! Believe it or not, there really is [...]

Smart Gear That Will Make Snow Camping This Winter a Success
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Smart Gear That Will Make Snow Camping This Winter a Success

by Ted Levin Winter is coming; and for avid outdoor lovers, this means snow camping. For many people, regular camping might sound rugged enough. But for extreme campers who love to push the limits, snow camping is a great way to enjoy the icy beauty of winter. Aside from Antarctica, [...]

5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping
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5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping

  by Anna Fletcher Stick to the 3-layer rule.  When it comes to dressing for the cold, it’s important to stay both warm and dry. The best way to do this is to wear 3 layers of clothing – a base layer, a middle layer and an outer layer. Your [...]

55th Anniversary of Warren Harding’s First Ascent of “The Nose”
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55th Anniversary of Warren Harding’s First Ascent of “The Nose”

  by Anna Fletcher Exactly 55 years ago, a team of rock climbers completed the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, once thought to “unclimbable”. Warren Harding, a mountaineer and big-time climber from California, led his team on a 45-day ascent (done in stages over the course of [...]