Back Yard: The view from the end of the trail

There are no pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. But at the end of the trail, sometimes, are true treasures. One of...

Conway to appear at 'Haunting' event

BANDY CREEK — Eustace Conway, a regular on The History Channel’s popular reality show, “Mountain Men,” will take the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday...

Back Yard: Clear Fork loop is underrated adventure in BSF

Ask most seasoned hikers of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area to name their top five trails in the 125,000-acre national...

'White-nose syndrome' a threat to local bat colonies

Even as state and federal agencies expand efforts to slow its spread, white-nose syndrome in bats is spreading at an alarming rate and quickly...

Visitors told to leave Big South Fork

  BANDY CREEK — Visitors who had checked in at the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area's campgrounds, including Bandy Creek and the...

Hike of the week: Slave Falls

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation gain: 150 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Sawmill As the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge hits its halfway mark, it travels back to Divide Road on...

BSF offers ranger-led hike at Burnt Mill

BANDY CREEK — Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Burnt Mill Bridge Loop Trail...

BSF visitation increases in 2016

BANDY CREEK — Visitation to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area continues to increase, the national park announced last week. The BSF...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation gain: 200 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Burnt Mill As the crow flies, and even as the deer walks, Burnt Mill Loop isn’t far from...

Hike of the week: Angel Falls Overlook

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation gain: 600 ft. Difficulty: Difficult Trailhead: Leatherwood When it comes to spectacular vantage points, there are several along the rim of the gorge encasing...
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