Hike of the Week: Blue Heron

Trail: Blue Heron Loop Trailhead: Blue Heron Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: ModerateTwo years ago, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge called the Blue Heron Loop...

Hike of the Week: John Litton Farm

Trail: Litton Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 561 ft. Difficulty: ModerateThe first five weeks of the Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge featured...

Hike of the Week: Emory Gap

Trail: Emory Gap Trailhead: Panther Branch (Frozen Head State Park) Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 465 ft. Difficulty: Easy/ModeratePerhaps the only thing more beautiful than the drive up...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Trail: Northrup Falls Trailhead: Colditz Cove Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: EasyAlmost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch...

Hike of the Week: Bronco Overlook

Trail: Bronco Overlook Trailhead: Stati on Camp Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft . Difficulty: Easy/ModerateWhen you think of overlooks in the Big South Fork National River...

Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock

Trail: Buzzard Rock Trailhead: Unnamed Distance: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: EasyIn this part of the world, the word “buzzard” doesn’t conjure images of majesty or...

Hike of the Week: Sunset Overlook

Trail: Sunset Overlook Trailhead: East Rim Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 167 ft. Difficulty: EasyThe Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge begins this week with a trek to...

The question persists: Is deer meat safe?

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread, more hunters are becoming concerned about the potential dangers posed by venison.

Hunters: Get ready for changes due to CWD

Editor's Note — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently discovered in Tennessee for the first time, bringing...

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in Tennessee

It had been rumored in Tennessee’s hunting community throughout the day Friday that big news was coming. And, shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening,...
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