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Hold On: How to safely walk in the wind and rain!

Like many of you, I've been closely watching weather reports in an attempt to determine what Hurricane Florence may have in store for us. I've seen many suggestions for hurricane preparedness with lists that include everything from batteries and water to generators and MREs! One item that always seems to be lacking on those hurricane preparedness lists is a way to safely move in strong winds and rain. Here are 5 tips for walking safely in the wind and rain. Tip #1. Don't! The safest place to be during high winds and/or heavy rain is indoors. Postpone outdoor activities if a wind advisory, high wind warning, and/or flood watch or warning has been issued. Always follow the recommendations of c

Happy Birthday, Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

When I was young, I dreamed of one day hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT). My father's family were from a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. On most visits to the area, we would go for at least one hike (at my insistence), whether it be on the many acres of family property or the established trails in Pisgah National Forest, including some sections of the AT. My great-grandfather lived about twelve miles south of where the AT crossed Interstate 26, near the NC/TN border. My grandfather helped to build part of the trail and structures during his time in the Civilian Conservation Corps. I suppose you could say that the AT has always held a special place in my heart, although a through-hike