Published Aug 13, 2015
Lisa Jennings, media contact person for the National Forests in North Carolina, says the pesky forest fires at Bald Knob and Wolf Creek in the Pisgah Forest do not directly affect the Appalachian Trail, but hikers might be curious about smoke in the distance.
A temporary closure of a section of the Mountains to Sea Trail between the footbridge over the North Fork of the Catawba River and Dobson Knob Road (Forest Service Road 106) remains in place.
Heartbreak Ridge Trail (208) and Star Gap Trail (209) are also closed until further notice, along with Jarrett Creek Road (FS4030). Please avoid these areas for your own safety and the safety of emergency response personnel on scene.
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Some of the filming locations for the movie, A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, were easy to spot for Appalachian Trail hikers.
Published Oct 23, 2013.
Published Apr 21, 2016. Forest fires are burning along portions of the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Volunteers offer hikers free shuttles to safety.
Published Jul 24, 2013.
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 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.
Published Feb 4, 2014.