Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers to Learn About Wilderness Skills and Civil War in the Mountains

Published Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

July 16, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs this weekend are all free and open to the public. Come learn about outdoor preparedness with a National Park Ranger, about the masked raccoon rascals and their clever ways or come watch a Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.

Friday July 20, 2012

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

 

7:30 p.m. – Man vs. Wild

Ever wonder what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Come and learn about outdoor preparedness with a National Park Ranger.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

 

7:30 p.m. – The Pesky Raccoon

They come in the middle of the night, rolling trash cans and raiding birdfeeders.

And yet they look so cute… Come learn about the masked rascals and their clever ways.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012 

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

 

7:30 p.m. – The Civil War in the Mountains with Award Winning Historian and Author

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

 

7:30 p.m. – Wilderness Skills: Knot Another One

This basic skill has been used for centuries to join object, secure things, or just for show. Come learn about useful knots in everyday situations as well as those that might help you in the wilderness.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

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