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.




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