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out frIf Garrett Fisher had his way, he’d live on the side of a mountain with a glacier as his next-door neighbor. 

Some people might consider his Wyoming home, located at 5,633 feet above sea level, to be close enough, but Fisher craves more elevation than that. So, he satisfies his thirst for altitude with aviation.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:40

Soccer updates

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:43

Monarch migration takes center stage

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out monarchA talk on the migration of monarch butterflies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Highlands Nature Center will close out the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series in Highlands for the year.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:39

Take fly tying to the next level

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out flytyingBudding fly tyers looking to get beyond the basics may enjoy a second-level fly-tying class at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, offered 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29 at the center.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:38

Making way for rare juniper and locust species

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out juniperA small study on Satulah Mountain near Highlands hopes to shed light on what might be responsible for poor reproduction in a pair of rare species.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:36

History lovers needed for mill volunteer force

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out mingusAn orientation for volunteers who’d like to tell visitors about the history of Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:35

Share your favorite image from the MST

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out someviewA photo contest seeking the best of sights along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is open through Oct. 31.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:10

Paddle tour of Lake Junaluska offered

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out lakejA paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained within it from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:51

Experience life on the top

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out leconteA guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity for adventure and natural beauty Sept. 4-5.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:49

Get schooled in wilderness

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out landmarkA fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick off at Landmark Learning, an accredited outdoor education school based in Cullowhee.