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Expert advice: See a bear, make some noise

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK — Bill Stiver, a wildlife biologist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wants me to do something that goes against every outdoor-loving fiber of my body. If I’m lucky enough to see a black bear, the … Continue reading

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NPS Rangers Share Parks’ Secrets

CNN.com is running a summer series featuring recommendations from National Park Service rangers about the parks they serve, which is a very cool idea. Here’s a link to an installment about my favorite, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee … Continue reading

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Watch, but don’t feed, the bears

With the possible exception of obsessed trout fishermen, virtually everyone considers the American black bear to be the symbol of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The beautiful – but not cuddly – creatures are the subjects of several programs at … Continue reading

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