“Hopefully, the analysis will include more options than just remove entirely versus leave as is.”
“It feels like a migration of birds,” says Eli Mills, seasonal employee at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. “Every year we come up on the mountain in the very early spring, and slowly, people start trickling in from whatever adventure or work they’ve had over the last few months.”
Our waterways have become increasingly popular with outdoor enthusiasts in the past few years. While local excursion providers, rental shops and retailers adjust to meet growing demand, increased development along the Asheville section of the French Broad River suggests recreational use of the river will stay strong for years to come.
Paddling the French Broad does not come with Class 5 Green River adrenaline needles to the senses. It’s more a Zen-like opportunity to seize the moment and appreciate life as it happens.
In a scene suggestive of the start of the Daytona 500, hundreds of boaters gathered at the Cheoah River for the first big water of the year this past Saturday, according to the Tuckasegee Reader.
A look at what’s been making headlines this week: Kayaking down Linville Falls, animals around WNC, shuffleboard, stolen meat and more.