What The Heck Is That Over There? Flag Rock Edition

Have you ever climbed a local mountain and wondered what in the world you’re seeing? What’s that mountain way in the distance? Is that a lake on the horizon? Which direction faces towards home? Distinguishing landmarks in the jumbled mass of mountains that is the Cumberlands can be a bit tough unless you have a…

Backcountry Science: Let’s Talk About Wildfires

If you live anywhere in the Cumberlands, it’s probably not shocking to hear that wildfires have become a serious issue over the past few days. A staggering number of fires – from small fires to large blazes – are currently burning across the region, particularly eastern Kentucky and adjacent portions of far southwest Virginia. News…