Published Feb 24, 2012
A brush fire in NY's Hudson Highlands burned roughly 20 acres near the popular spot on the Appalachian Trail known as Anthony's Nose.
Volunteer firemen from several departments -- each and every one a hero -- brought the fire under control after several days, according to Continental Village Fire Chief Charlie Valt. State forest and park rangers fought the fire along difficult terrain dominated by rocks and hills. Chief Valt said it was the worst fire in the area in almost 15 years.
No structures were threatened by the wildfire.
The dry winter lessens the need to shovel snow, but increases the need for fire hazard vigilance.
Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail, and Hiking
Published Nov 27, 2013.
Published Apr 28, 2016. The status of forest fires threatening the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Virginia can be checked at the government website InciWeb.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy's Jamboree Hikes brought joy and exercise to those who attended the 2014 Jamboree.
We endured a brutal winter while waiting for summer to begin. Let's celebrate our survival at one of the great Appalachian Trail Festivals as summer begins.
Published Aug 13, 2015. Fires in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest at Bald Knob & Wolf Creek continue to burn. Smoke can be seen by hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
Published May 4, 2016. The Forest Service says the Silver Mine Fire near Hot Springs, NC, is 100% contained. The Appalachian Trail has reopened to hikers.
Published Nov 25, 2016. Please, observe the fire ban that extends along the path of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Virginia and in national forests nearby.
Published Dec 24, 2012.