You may be familiar with the Appalachian Trail, which trots through North Carolina. But do you know about the state's own Mountains-to-Sea Trail? Author and hiker Danny Bernstein will discuss the trail and her new book, Mountains to Sea Trail Across North Carolina, on Tuesday, March 5, at Diamond Brand.
The Western North Carolina Alliance is urging action against a proposed 472 acre logging project below Devil's Courthouse in the headwaters of the French Broad River. The area is adjacent to the popular Art Loeb Trail and in the view-shed of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, according to the nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.
Back in early June, we noted the Heather Housekeeper">botanical adventures of 28-year-old Heather Housekeeper, who aimed to hike the entire 1,000 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Not many people have done so (most recentlyDanny Bernstein">, Asheville author Danny Bernstein) and fewer still have done with it with a eye (and tastebuds) focused on the wild edibles and medicinal plants found along the way. Housekeeper completed the journey; here's her early reflections on the journey.
Trail building is a slow process, but when it's finished you know that you have a trail for generations. A 25-mile trail section in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties will be officially designated as part of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) at a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 2, at mile post 272 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. photo, of Mountain Alliance teens working on trail, by Shelton Wilder
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