Category Archive: Trees

Proctor, Cataloochee, and the Pursuit of Environmental History


  By Luke Manget Getting to the abandoned town of Proctor requires some hiking nowadays.  You can either take the Lakeshore Trail some 15 miles from Fontana Dam into the remote southwestern corner… Continue reading

The Riddle of the Remaining Leaves


By Daniel Manget   As the excitement and energy of spring starts creeping up the mountain, we say goodbye to winter with its dull hues, long shadows, and distant leafless views that makes one… Continue reading

Revealing Fall’s True Colors


By Daniel Manget It is that time of year again.  Time to prepare for the “big sleep” of winter, as with nature, and reflect upon all that has happened throughout the long eventful… Continue reading