Dangers of Hiking the Appalachian Trail This Summer Can Be Managed - Be Prepared
Military Search and Rescue making a forest insertionY S/Unsplash. Each year we hear of park rangers and national guard helicopters saving lost or injured in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Just a short run north along the Appalachians, the same stories involve the local rescue teams from Cartier County Rescue Squad and Highlands Emergency Air Rescue Transport. There are some dangers when hiking to be mitigated in the mountains.
Rising Waters Flood Whitetop Creek at Wampler Road
Flooding on Wampler Road 2020John Dabbs/Photographer. The rain trains across the Volunteer State have led to flooding across much of Tennessee this week. Many rescues have been reported across the state associated with the flood waters - including one water rescue in Hawkins County, Tennessee.