Monday, July 13, 2009

Grandfather Mountain closes several trails due to bears

Well, it looks like the Great Smoky Mountains isn't the only park experiencing bear issues this year. An announcement on the Grandfather Mountain State Park website is stating that several trails had to be closed, until further notice, due to bear activity.

The statement reads as follows:

"The Grandfather Extension Trail, the Black Rock Trail and the Grandfather Trail from the Swinging Bridge to MacRae Peak are closed due to increased bear activity. Bears, including a mother bear with cubs, have been seen in this area. NC Park Rangers are also discouraging hikers from accessing Grandfather from the parking areas at the Profile Trail and the Daniel Boone Scout Trail."

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