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Bears Den Overlook, Appalachian Trail, Bluemont, Virginia

Late Fall afternoon sunset from Bears Den Overlook, along the Appalachian Trail, located near Bluemont, Virginia.

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Appalachians

Lake Lure

Fall afternoon view of Lake Lure nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located about 27 miles from Asheville, Lake Lure sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs.

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Fall Colors in Virginia Blue Ridge

Fall Colors in Virginia Blue Ridge in Shenandoah National Park by nature artist Katie Roberts

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Virginia

Sharp Top Mountain and Abbott Lake at Peaks of Otter in Virginia

Afternoon view of Sharp Top Mountain and Abbott Lake at Peaks of Otter in Virginia taken by Nature Artist Katie Roberts.

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Asheville

Fall in Asheville North Carolina

Fall in Asheville North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains November 2023 by nature artist Suzanne Stryk

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Appalachian Trail

Wayah Bald Lookout

Gorgeous Sunset at an elevation of 5,342, the Wayah Bald Lookout is perched high in the mountains of the Nantahala National Forest near the town of Franklin, North Carolina. The stone fire tower atop this summit was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1937 and decommissioned sometime in 1945. Conveniently situated at the […]

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Appalachian Trail Ghost Story

It’s that time of year, where the night presides earlier and earlier and the bonfires become essential. With everyone crammed close to the burning logs, hot drinks and wide-eyed, it’s the time of year for ghost stories. To not have a good ghost story ready at hand in these situations is like forgetting to bring […]

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Appalachian

Virginia Devil Monkey

The Virginia Devil Monkey is another creature from the folklore of the Appalachian region. According to legend, the Devil Monkey is malevolent and dangerous, preying on humans. The Devil Monkey is said to be a medium-sized (3-5 feet or 1-1.5 meters), ape-like creature with powerful legs, 3-toed feet with sharp talons, and a thick tail. […]

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Appalachian Big Foot

The Silver Giant

The Appalachian Silver Giant is a creature from the folklore of the Appalachian region of North America. According to legend, this massive humanoid creature has shaggy silver fur and eyes that glow in the dark. It is described as being almost 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weighing over 500 pounds (227 kilograms), making it […]

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The Smoke Wolf

According to legend, the Appalachian Smoke Wolf is a fierce predator that hunts at night and feeds on livestock, wildlife, and the occasional human unlucky enough to cross its path. Physical encounters with a Smoke Wolf are extremely rare, but those who have seen it describe it as a large, wolf-like creature with black fur […]

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