Pedagogy of the Plants

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Road to Nowhere

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Click here to read about the controversial botched construction of Lakeview Drive in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Written by Cameron Brooks

November 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Smoky Dusk

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Written by Cameron Brooks

November 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Smoky Mountain Fungi

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While hiking the Deep Creek Trail into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, coral, turkey tail and other curious fungi sprout from the humus below.

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Written by Cameron Brooks

September 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

Wilson Lick Ranger Station

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On the way up to Wayah Bald, a stop at Wilson Lick offers hikers a glimpse into the world of Nantahala National Forest’s first rangers. Construction began in 1916.

“It’s a widely accepted principle . . . that you can claim a piece of land which has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, if only you will repeat this mantra endlessly: ‘We discovered it, we discovered it, we discovered it.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Written by Cameron Brooks

December 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm