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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...

2014-03-13 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during its fifth annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Jewell will be honored with the Vanguard Award in recognition of her notable advocacy for national parks, national scenic trails, wilderness areas and the benefits of outdoor recreation. As the 51st Secretary of the Interior, Jewell...


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Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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