Outdoors

White Oak Mountain Ranger: Planning

What Else Is There To Do When It Rains All The Time?

  • 2/3/2023

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinen “Adventure is just bad planning.” - Roald Amundsen “Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension. “ - Sir Edmund Hillary When the vicious, ceaseless rains of January descend like mean high tide on your hopelessly stranded and badly leaking wooden boat, mired deeply on some far away sand bar…well, ... (click for more)

Outdoors photo of the day
Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight lowers Staff Sgt. John Sharbel during a recovery mission on the Appalachian Trail on Dec. 31. Local authorities requested help from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee National Guard to rescue two stranded hikers the morning of New Year’s Eve. The two hikers were airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center where they recovered from minor injuries before being released.
Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight lowers Staff Sgt. John Sharbel during a recovery mission on the Appalachian Trail on Dec. 31. Local authorities requested help from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee National Guard to rescue two stranded hikers the morning of New Year’s Eve. The two hikers were airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center where they recovered from minor injuries before being released.

Elk Quota Hunt Application Period Underway

  • 2/1/2023

The application period for the 2023 Tennessee Elk Quota Hunt is open now through Feb. 22. Applications are available and accepted at any Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional office, TWRA license agent, online at gooutdoorstennessee.com or via the TWRA Mobile App. Applications will be accepted until midnight (CST) Feb. 22. The ... (click for more)

Tennessee RiverLine Announces 2022 Award Winners

  • 1/31/2023

The Tennessee RiverLine announced the winners of its 2022 awards at the sixth annual Tennessee RiverLine Summit, which was held in Guntersville, Al., last Monday-Wednesday at Lake Guntersville State Park. The Tennessee RiverLine’s awards program recognizes communities, individuals and organizations who best demonstrate leadership through ... (click for more)

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White Oak Mountain Ranger: January And Woodpeckers
White Oak Mountain Ranger: January And Woodpeckers
  • 1/29/2023

“Whenever I hear the sparrow chirping, watch the woodpecker chirp, catch a chirping trout, or listen to the sad howl of the chirp rat, I think; Oh boy! I’m going insane again.” ... more

Ooltewah Needs Transit Alternatives Before It Becomes A Wasteland Of Traffic
  • 2/4/2023

If the city wants to continue to grow into Ooltewah like it is set to, without turning into a wasteland of traffic, we need to build a strong viable transit alternative to I-75, not more highway lanes. Chattanooga repeatedly fails to build transit and car alternatives where they’re needed and ends up talking about how it needs to widen and change already enormous highways and roads to accommodate more cars, which as any city planner will tell you is a fool’s plan. Right now, there ... more

Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
  • 2/4/2023

Bert Bertelkamp removed his glasses and rubbed his eyes. The image of the Tennessee men’s basketball radio analyst in that moment was worth a thousand words he might’ve used ... more

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