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Going Places: Wooded campsites and waterfalls await visitors at Rock Creek Recreation Area

Going Places: Wooded campsites and waterfalls await visitors at Rock Creek Recreation Area

September 25th, 2013 9:00 am by Debra McCown

Earl and Cindy Booth live just three miles from Rock Creek Recreation Area, but it’s been their vacation spot of choice for some 30 years.

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Sports Live Outdoors
Virginia Trappers Association announces Rendezvous

Virginia Trappers Association announces Rendezvous

September 24th, 2013 7:44 pm by George Thwaites

Organizers note that History Channel's "Mountain Men" has helped the public image of wild fur harvesting, as well as boosting overall interest and participation.

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28-year-old Brit first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska

28-year-old Brit first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska

September 24th, 2013 6:49 pm by MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Tennessee Aquarium helping to restore brookies

Tennessee Aquarium helping to restore brookies

September 22nd, 2013 9:36 pm by MORGAN SIMMONS, Knoxville News Sentinel

Last month, the Tennessee Aquarium released 225 Southern Appalachian brook trout — the only trout species native to Tennessee — into Hampton Creek as part of a long-term effort to restore these fish to their native waters.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Smokies sets up sister agreement with Thai park

Smokies sets up sister agreement with Thai park

September 22nd, 2013 5:00 am by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a new sister in Southeast Asia, and except for the language they could almost be twins.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
Cooler night temperatures one of several good signs for region's anglers

Cooler night temperatures one of several good signs for region's anglers

September 20th, 2013 4:27 pm by George Thwaites

Water levels on area reservoirs are moving down. Pleasure boat and jet ski traffic is thinning. Bait fish are moving up. "Fishing Heaven" is on its way.

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Federal decision keeps Tennessee fish hatcheries open

Federal decision keeps Tennessee fish hatcheries open

September 20th, 2013 3:00 am by Associated Press

A decision by the Department of the Interior means that Tennessee fish hatcheries, which are located in Erwin and Dale Hollow, will remain open, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday.

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Local News Outdoors
Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes near Rogersville dam

September 18th, 2013 7:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — One of the best fishing spots in Hawkins County is also one of the most dangerous, as two fishermen found out Wednesday morning when their boat capsized at a Holston River dam near Rogersville.

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Outdoors
Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

September 17th, 2013 6:27 pm by KAREN SCHWARTZ

It’s easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally approved form of ID.

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Outdoors
'Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail' ForeWord Reviews book of the year

'Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail' ForeWord Reviews book of the year

September 17th, 2013 6:24 pm by Staff Report

Published in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, the book documents the significance of the trail with historical essays and full-color photos.

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