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    Default Wildfires, Smoke Shroud Southern End of Appalachian Trail - ABC News


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    Wildfires, Smoke Shroud Southern End of Appalachian Trail
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    All but a few of the nation's largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the South, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations of dozens of communities in the Appalachian foothills. High winds ...
    Wind Gusts Create New Challenges For Firefighters Battling Wildfires in the SoutheastThe Weather Channel
    Wildfires break out in Appalachia amid deepening droughtKSN-TV
    Campfire bans in effect as fires burn in NC mountainsWTVD-TV
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    Unless it suddenly becomes a very wet winter and spring down south, this does not bode well for next years thru hikers.
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    Doing the Art Loeb Trail this week. Anyone know if I would be wasting my time due to smoke moving that way?

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    from the reports i have seen pisgah national forest had/has several fires, not sure how bad nantahala national forest hit the hardest with smoke up to 100 miles away it dosn't look good but maybe someone close to there can inform you better

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    It's bad here in western NC. Passed thru the Nantahala Gorge today. The outdoor center (NOC) was completely closed down. The smoke was extremely thick and the small fires in the woods were clearly visible burning. Very sad. Prayers for all the firefighters and emergency response personnel.

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    This page generally is very up to date on fire situations. The maps are updated pretty frequently, usually daily for an active fire. You can search by state and it helps to know the fire's name.
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    The air is kind of hazy and it smells like a campfire. I was going to hike around Bent Creek (Pisgah Forest) today but decided not to. Down near Brevard (Davidson River end of Art Loeb) it still smells like a campfire and some haze earlier today. They have "air quality alerts" out for WNC.
    They are doing evacuations near Lake Lure. From the pictures it is really burning over there.

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    http://www.canoekayak.com/whitewater...EKH967UxMiR.97

    I think they saved the restaurant. The article says it hopes to re-open this week, unless there is a more recent update that I'm not aware of.

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    Default Appalachian Trail issues emergency closures - Asheville Citizen-Times


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    Appalachian Trail issues emergency closures
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    Nearly 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail are now closed from Dicks Creek Gap/U.S. 76 in Georgia (mile 69.9) to the Nantahala River/U.S. 19/U.S. 74 in North Carolina (mile 137.1), according to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, due to the wildfires ...



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    Fire ban in place for much of southern Appalachian Trail
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    Starting Thursday morning, open flames of just about any kind will be banned on the southern leg of the Appalachian Trail, including Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. Backpacking stoves and pressurized gas fuel camp stoves, however, will still be ...
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    Default Forest fires spread by drought strike southern Appalachians - Fox News


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    Forest fires spread by drought strike southern Appalachians
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    “We're a cigar butt away from a disaster,” said John Williams, adventure guide at Amicalola Falls, a state park near the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Workers at the 829-acre park have positioned hoses around the area and put ...
    Authorities Suspect Arson as Wildfires Spread Across the SouthNBCNews.com
    Fire restrictions placed on Appalachian Trail in GeorgiaAtlanta Journal Constitution
    Hundreds hospitalized in Southeast firesmyfox8.com
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    Fire restrictions placed on Appalachian Trail in Georgia
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    "These restrictions will better provide for public safety," Appalachian Trail Conservancy spokesman Jordan Bowman said in a release. "The southern half of the A.T. and surrounding lands are significantly dry and the potential for wildland fires is high.".
    Forest fires spread by drought strike southern AppalachiansFox News
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    Smokies trails affected by wildfire reopen
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    Meanwhile, emergency trail closures have been expanded along the Appalachian Trail to now include parts of Georgia and North Carolina, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy announced on its website Tuesday. The closure is now from Dicks Creek Gap/U.S. ...



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    Default Appalachian National Scenic Trail to Implement Fire Restrictions from the US Route 33


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    17, 2016) – The National Park Service (NPS) and Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announce that fire restrictions are in place along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) from US Route 33 in Shenandoah National Park to the southern terminus at ...

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    Appalachian Trail fire restrictions stretch from Georgia to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
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    Appalachian National Scenic Trail to Implement Fire Restrictions from the US Route 33 crossing in Shenandoah National Park to Springer Mountain, GA. HARPERS FERRY, W.V. (Nov. 17, 2016) – The National Park Service (NPS) and Appalachian Trail ...

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    Default Appalachian Trail fire restrictions stretch from Georgia to Shenandoah National Park


    Appalachian Trail fire restrictions stretch from Georgia to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
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    Appalachian National Scenic Trail to Implement Fire Restrictions from the US Route 33 crossing in Shenandoah National Park to Springer Mountain, GA. HARPERS FERRY, W.V. (Nov. 17, 2016) – The National Park Service (NPS) and Appalachian Trail ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator View Post
    This page generally is very up to date on fire situations. The maps are updated pretty frequently, usually daily for an active fire. You can search by state and it helps to know the fire's name.
    Bump!
    thanks Alligator

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    From postholer.com

    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
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    http://www.postholer.com/gmap/gmap.p...=9&dist=0&vw=0

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