Black Bears in Northeast Tennessee

Backcountry exploration of Northeast Tennessee takes us to remote areas, where you’re more likely to find a black bear. After reaching all-time lows in the Southeast in the 1960s, black bears have made an incredible comeback. […]

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Mountain Wildflowers and Where To Find Them

  Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. From the banks of the Nolichucky River to the top of Roan Mountain, wildflowers paint colors across Northeast Tennessee. As warmer days take over winter’s cold snap, hikers will find an array of blooms throughout the Cherokee National Forest. […]

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Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Jared Kreiss

Outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders for a litter-free […]

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Elements of an Appalachian Trail Shelter

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail covers a variety of terrain ranging from towering mountains to lowland streams and some of the best panoramic views in Northeast Tennessee for a memorable 220 miles. In fact, the shelter along Roan High Knob sits at […]

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Leaders For Litter-Free Tennessee: Joe Hoffman

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders […]

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