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2014-08-09 23:01:43

Eagle Scout and teacher designs new outdoor education board game. Learning best practices for hiking the Appalachian Trail can begin in your own living room. Marshall, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 New Game Promotes Best Practices on the Appalachian Trail. Learning best practices for hiking the Appalachian Trail—a 2,181-mile trek from Maine to Georgia—can begin in your own living room. Mark Hanf of Marshall, N.C., and his team of developers at Outdoor Edutainment, LLC, created a board...

New Species Of Moth Named To Honor The Cherokee Nation
2014-06-30 03:36:44

Pensoft Publishers A small, drab and highly inconspicuous moth has been flitting nameless about its special niche among the middle elevations of one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the southern Appalachian Mountains in North America. A team of American scientists has now identified this new to science species as Cherokeea attakullakulla and described it in a special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys. In all probability, it has been frequenting these haunts for tens of...

2014-03-20 16:23:15

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has again partnered with Warrior Hike to provide a group of military veterans the opportunity to "Walk Off The War" along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This year's group of veterans began the six-month-long physical challenge on March 17 at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Trail in Georgia. The "Walk Off The War" Program provides participating combat veterans with...

2014-03-10 08:27:40

Gatlinburg's premier sports recreation facility, Rocky Top Sports World, is anticipated to reinforce the economy and create a sports vacation market, taking advantage of the city's proximity to the tourist-laden Smoky Mountains. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sports tourism is an economic trend that is on the rise within the tourism industry - Dev Pathik, CEO of the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA), recently commented in a Forbes Sports Money segment on the growth of...

2014-01-16 08:25:05

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning a winter getaway? Consider the picturesque Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The quaint mountain villages of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer plenty of shopping, dining, and outdoor winter activities to make this a top vacation destination during the cold winter months. Here are our top reasons to visit the Smokies this season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/PH47320-a) (Photo:...

2013-07-12 23:18:48

60 different guided hikes with over 70 workshops covering cultural heritage, environmental issues, hiking & backpacking skills. There will also be music, contra dancing, presentations, & a Cherokee story teller. Cullowhee, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from...

2013-05-22 23:23:16

GetMoreVacations.com partners with Affordable Cabins in the Smokies and Summit Cabin Rentals to provide travellers with free activities along with their nature inspired vacation New York New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 GetMoreVacations.com announces its recent partnership with Tennessee based vacation rental properties, Affordable Cabins in the Smokies and Summit Cabin Rentals to give travelers an all-inclusive vacation without an all-inclusive price by providing free activities to anyone...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

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