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Linville/Grandfather Mountain Conservation Area

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Conservation Areas: Dobson Knob, Linville Gorge Extensions, Upper Wilson Creek: Lost Cove, Harper Creek, Sugar Knob Wild Areas
The 138,000-plus acres of the Grandfather Mountain/ Linville Gorge Conservation Area is a study in contrasts, spectacular scenery and world-class biological richness. Grandfather Mountain soars to almost 6,000 feet; the rim of […]

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Dobson Knob

Dobson Knob

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Roadless acreage: 6,128 acres
Old growth acreage: 5,002 acres
Location: Burke and McDowell Counties, NC, 15 miles north of Marion; Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Ashford, Little Switzerland
Dobson Knob is a massif with a double top at 3680 feet, from which ridges and valleys fall […]

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Linville Gorge Wilderness Extensions

Linville Gorge Wilderness Extensions

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Approximate size: 3,464 acres
Roadless acreage: 2,800 acres
Old growth acreage: 134 acres
Location: Burke County, NC, 14 miles northwest of Morganton; Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Ashford, Linville Falls, Chestnut Mountain, Oak Hill
Linville Gorge, sometimes referred to as the “Grand Canyon of North […]

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Upper Wilson Creek Complex

Sub-cluster map including the Upper Wilson Creek, Lost Cove, Harper Creek and Upper Creek area.
Upper Wilson Creek, Lost Cove, Harper Creek, Sugar Knob Complex

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These four wild areas are clustered to the northeast of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area and to the south-east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. […]

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Lost Cove

Lost Cove

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Approximate size: 5,954 acres
Roadless acreage: 5,954 acres
Old growth acreage: 1,098 acres
Location: Avery County, NC, 5 miles southeast of Linville; Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest
USGS Topographic Maps: Chestnut Mountain, Grandfather Mountain
Lost Cove lies south of adjacent Upper Wilson Creek and its northwest boundary also reaches to […]

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Harper Creek / Sugar Knob

Harper Creek / Sugar Knob

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Approximate Size: 14,767 acres
Roadless Acreage: 7,351 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 224 acres
Location: Avery, Burke and Caldwell counties, North Carolina, 20 miles southwest of Blowing Rock; Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Chestnut Mountain, Grandfather Mountain
Harper Creek, another wilderness study area that the […]

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