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Pix from 2013 Founder’s Bridge AT Festival

The Kid-Friendly Founder's Bridge Festival -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Zuzana Vanha manages events for Nantahala Outdoor Center on the Nantahala River, kinda-sorta near Wesser, North Carolina — or maybe it’s in Ocoee.  Nobody’s sure.  (Hit the site for directions.) Wonder how she got such a cool job?  Did she Google “fabulous job openings planning parties in heavenly locations”? No matter how she landed the gig, she […]

Stecoah Gap: A Heavenly Haven on the AT


Getting to Stecoah Gap is simple. Hop in your car.  Put the transmission into a low gear.  Put the gas pedal to the floor and drive uphill for about seven miles northward from Robbinsville, North Carolina. Hiking to there or from there on the Appalachian Trail is a bit more difficult, but the trek is worthwhile, if you’re […]