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NEPALESE SHERPA TO SPEAK AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Grandfather Mountain will welcome a Nepalese sherpa Aug. 18 for an exciting presentation on the nature and people of Nepal. (MORE)

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2014 CAMERA CLINIC RETURNS AUG. 16-17

Amateur and professional photographers can now register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, a two-day seminar that offers presentations from (MORE)

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BOONE RESIDENT WINS 47th ANNUAL GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Boone resident Caleb Masland won the Grandfather Mountain Marathon on Saturday a full 17 minutes ahead of his closest competitor, (MORE)

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FRASURE CLAIMS GMHG HEAVYWEIGHT ATHLETICS TITLE IN 2014

Defending champion and longtime Scottish athletics competitor Eric Frasure, 29, of Denver, N.C., took home the first place title in (MORE)

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OUTEN, SMITH NAMED GMHG TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE GAMES FOR 2014

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games newcomer Zach Outen and longtime competitor Shannon Smith were named Track and Field Athletes of the (MORE)

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NEW WOMEN’S RECORD SET AT 20th ANNUAL BEAR RUN

A Blowing Rock woman set a new female record Thursday at the 20th anniversary of The Bear, the opening athletic (MORE)

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COUPLE WEDS AFTER RUNNING THE BEAR

Talk about a race to the altar. High Country residents Greg Hill and Casie Schuster tied the knot atop Grandfather (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MTN. NATURALIST JOINS PERU RESEARCH VENTURE

Jesse Pope, director of education and natural resources for Grandfather Mountain, will travel to Peru for two weeks this month (MORE)

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YEAR-TO-DATE RAINFALL BELOW AVERAGE AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Pleasant temperatures and below-average rainfall made June 2014 a comfortable month atop Grandfather Mountain in Linville. Staff recorded 2.51 inches (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OFFERS ‘AFTER HOURS’ EVENTS

Grandfather Mountain is offering several new and exciting “after hours” events this summer, including yoga in MacRae Meadows, guided night (MORE)

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2014 HIGHLAND GAMES ENTERTAIN AFTER DARK

The passion and pomp of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games don’t stop when the sun sets. When masses flock to (MORE)

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HIGHLAND GAMES RETURN JULY 10-13, 2014

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in western North Carolina on July 10-13, 2014, for the 59th (MORE)

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ANIMAL BIRTHDAY PARTY 2014 SET FOR JUNE 18

Animal-lovers unite June 18 at Grandfather Mountain for the Animal Birthday Party, a celebration of the furry and feathered residents (MORE)

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TALLAHASSEE TEEN WINS 2014 CRITTER CRAWL 5K

A 15-year-old from Tallahassee, Fla., won the third annual Grandfather Mountain Critter Crawl 5K on Saturday, blazing up the Mountain (MORE)

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90th ANNUAL SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN DEDICATED TO THE LATE ARTHUR SMITH

The 90th annual Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain will pay tribute to the late Arthur Smith, a legendary (MORE)

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MOUNTAIN WELCOMES ICONIC RHODODENDRON BLOOMS

The vivid fuchsia blooms of the Catawba rhododendron are beginning to emerge at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, revealing a spectacular (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN EARNS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

For the third consecutive year, Grandfather Mountain has earned a Certificate of Excellence from traveler review website TripAdvisor. The accolade (MORE)

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RARE AZALEAS IN BLOOM ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

The stunning and rare pink-shell azalea is now in bloom on Grandfather Mountain, offering visitors unparalleled access to the shrub (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OTTER HABITAT REOPENS

After a two-and-a-half-month closure for renovations, the otter habitat has reopened at Grandfather Mountain. Otters Nottaway and Luna have relocated (MORE)

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APRIL BRINGS RAIN, NO SNOW TO GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Winter is officially over at Grandfather Mountain, as evidenced by the complete lack of snow for the duration of April. (MORE)

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EXPERIENCE NATURALIST WEEKEND MAY 16TH-18TH

The annual Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend returns May 16-18, offering an in-depth look at the Mountain’s plants, wildlife and history (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMPOUT 2014 REGISTRATION OPENS

Registration is now open for a mountain camping experience like no other. The Grandfather Mountain Campout, set for July 25-27, (MORE)

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YADKINVILLE RESIDENT WINS 2013-14 WINTER WEATHER CONTEST

Shannon Adams of Yadkinville, NC, has been named the winner of the 2013-14 Grandfather Mountain Winter Weather Contest. Adams beat (MORE)

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PENN DAMERON STEPS DOWN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After five years as president and executive director, Penn Dameron will depart the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation effective April 18. (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Grandfather Mountain is excited to launch a new volunteer program this spring. The scenic attraction in Linville is now recruiting (MORE)

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN

Online registration for the 2014 Nature Photography Weekend (to be held May 30-June 1, 2014) begins at midnight (12 a.m.) (MORE)

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ICONIC GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN SIGN FALLS

The iconic Grandfather Mountain sign that served as a Linville landmark for nearly 60 years was leveled Sunday morning by (MORE)

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NATURE PHOTO WEEKEND REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1

Online registration begins April 1 for Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend, a stimulating workshop for photographers planned for May (MORE)

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN’S SPRITE THE DEER DIES

For the second time in as many weeks, Grandfather Mountain has lost one of its beloved animal residents. Sprite, a (MORE)

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DOLLAR DAYS, SPECIAL PROGRAMS RETURN IN APRIL

Grandfather Mountain opens its gates to High Country residents, employees and their guests for only $3 each throughout April as (MORE)

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  • My first visit to Grandfather Mountain was to attend the Singing on the Mountain, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Hopefully will be back to explore more of the beauty and nature.
    Shammah
    Elizabethton, TN
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