The experimental program began with 25 elk in 2001 and an additional 27 in 2002 and will continue unless the elk threaten park resources or cause significant conflicts with park visitors. All the elk are tracked with radio collars.
Elk can be dangerous, particularly cows protecting their calves and bulls who feel threatened by perceived threats for territory. The adult bull can weigh up to 700 pounds and have antlers that can extend as wide as 5 feet. Adults are 7-10 feet long and 4.5 to 5 feet tall.
Published Jul 24, 2013.
A great time was had by all who spent a few hours at Franklin, NC's 2013 April Fool's Trail Days. Here's proof.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy's Jamboree Hikes brought joy and exercise to those who attended the 2014 Jamboree.