For John Hollifield, fly fishing is an escape. As an avid fisherman from North Carolina, the sport isn’t just a hobby, it’s his way of life.
One of the best things about the Southern Appalachian region is the beauty of the outdoors. Whether trekking trails with stunning views, paddling down a river, picnicking by a scenic lake, or taking a day of fishing, the region offers something for every level of adventurer.
Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Proper Storage While Camping
Proper food storage during camping, no matter what time of the year, is important for keeping food safe from a number of different creatures. Food storage options can differ depending on where you are camping. But whether you set up your tent or camper in the backcountry or a state park campground, being knowledgeable about proper food storage is a must.
Preparing for Encounters on the Trail
Just like people, the wildlife of the Appalachian Mountains become more active in the spring. Black bears, for instance, begin to venture out in search of berries and beehives. It’s also the time of year when rattlesnakes begin to slither out of their holes and warm themselves on sunny rocks and patches of the trail. Hikers should always take dangerous wildlife encounters into account when planning for a spring day trek.
Spring Hikes Tips and Tricks
Springtime in Appalachia is one of the most popular times of the year for hiking and outdoor activities. The warmer weather brings with it more options and more opportunities for getting outside. However, spring is also the time of year when the weather is the most unpredictable, especially in higher elevations. One day it can be 70 degrees and sunny, and the next day it’s in the lower 40s with clouds looming above.
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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.
Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.
Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”