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Mar 29, 2014

Chattahoochee National Forest 2014 Information

The 2014 Recreational Activity Overview was released this week for all three ranger districts of the Chattahoocheee National Forest. You'll find opening dates for seasonal areas plus current fees. Some attractions are already open.

The link below is for the Blue Ridge Ranger District, which is right in the middle of northern Georgia.

The next two entries are for the Chattooga River Ranger District, to the east, and Conasauga Ranger District to the west.

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Mar 29, 2014

Chattahoochee National Forest - Chattooga River Ranger District

Chattahoochee National Forest - Chattooga River Ranger District is an outdoor mecca in the northeast Georgia mountains. These rugged mountains host miles of trails for the avid hiker.

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Mar 29, 2014

Chattahoochee National Forest - Conasauga Ranger District

Chattahoochee National Forest - Conasauga Ranger District has rugged mountains and lower, longer ridges in the west. Trails for ATV, equestrian, and hiking are outstanding.

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Mar 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Update

The National Park Service has announced the opening dates for Blue Ridge Parkway facilities.

Things are getting better. Some of the areas that were closed last year will open. For example, you'll be able to picnic by the beautiful James River in Virginia starting May 9th.

There are still a couple of road closures in North Carolina. Check out all the details and start planning your BRP excursion now.

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Mar 24, 2014

Hiking Store For You Winter Gear Sale

It's Spring, and that means deep discounts are available on winter gear. Up to 50% off at Backcountry.com.

Skis, snowboards, winter apparel for men, women, and children. Name brands at bargain prices. Go to Hiking Store For You and shop for the gear you want!

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Mar 09, 2014

Olympic National Park - 3 Amazing Environments

If you haven't been to Olympic National Park, or simply haven't been there lately, you really should go.

Make a point to go this year. The dam removal project on the Elwha River is mind boggling. Recent rains have slowed down the removal of Glines Canyon Dam, but it should be totally gone by September.

Come to the park to check out the river's new look. While you're there, do a little hiking.

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Mar 01, 2014

National Parks - Always Spectacular

Americas National Parks are truly spectacular, really worth a visit.

Next month is National Parks Week ... again ... already. Opening weekend, April 19 and 20, is fee free. No charge for entry. There are 3 other no-fee entry days later in the year.

Details are on this link, plus information on many national parks!

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Feb 26, 2014

Grandfather Mountain - An Amazing Environment

Start making plans to visit Grandfather Mountain this year. They're open year round.

Visit now and experience the harsh reality of winter on the mountain ... but call ahead for conditions, as there can be weather related closings.

Whenever you decide to visit, be aware that there's been a rate increase for 2014.

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Jan 30, 2014

Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge Ranger District

Chattahoochee National Forest - Blue Ridge Ranger District is right in the middle of the amazing north Georgia mountains. Hikers will love the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

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Nov 09, 2013

Blue Ridge Parkway - America's Highway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a wonderful blend of relaxing driving, fantastic scenery, historic sites, and of course, hiking opportunites. It's a great outdoor getaway!

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