Johnson City Press Thursday, October 2, 2014
Experience the Great Channels of Virginia

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Experience the Great Channels of Virginia

June 12th, 2014 10:59 am by Johnny Molloy

Hidden over Southwest Virginia way, near the town of Meadowview on the crest of Clinch Mountain lies one of our area's most unusual geological features - the Great Channels of Virginia.

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Yes, we really do live in a hiker's nirvana

June 5th, 2014 9:15 am by Johnny Molloy

In this outdoor writer job I travel a lot. And inevitably, after new friends learn I am from Johnson City, Tennessee, they invariably say, "Oh, what a beautiful area", or "That is a pretty part of the country." Know what? They are right.

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Little Oak Campground: Big water recreation

May 29th, 2014 8:49 am by Johnny Molloy

Lakeside camping is a breeze at Little Oak over in Sullivan County on South Holston Lake. Part of the Cherokee National Forest, the camp is sizable and well laid out, lying atop the remnants of Little Oak Mountain after the Holston River Valley was floode

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Practice waterfall safety

May 22nd, 2014 9:03 am by Johnny Molloy

Waterfalls are special places. They attract us to visit their realms, where they tumble over ledges in a froth of white, making a visual and audio splash into our lives

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Consider a local mountain vacation

Consider a local mountain vacation

May 8th, 2014 8:59 am by Johnny Molloy

We are blessed to live in the bosom of the Southern Appalachians here in upper East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. How many times have you told people where you are from and they said, "Oh, that place is beautiful"?

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Nolichucky River Gorge-ous

May 1st, 2014 9:02 am by Johnny Molloy

Just above Erwin, the Nolichucky River departs a deep gorge, where it cuts through the main Appalachian mountain chain dividing North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Fishing is a lot like life, learn the lessons

April 24th, 2014 8:53 am by Johnny Molloy

Believe or not, fishing replicates life. Just as we learn more about life as we live it, when we fish we not only learn lessons about catching fish, but we can apply those lessons to our non-fishing lives.So, in no particular order, here are some life les

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Humpback Rocks: Highland beauty and pioneer history

April 17th, 2014 9:38 am by Johnny Molloy

Up Virginia way, on the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, stands the Humpback Rocks, an outcrop that opens to mighty vistas of the Blue Ridge

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Fishing hardware can make your trip smoother

April 10th, 2014 10:03 am by Johnny Molloy

Fishing can be fun - and frustrating. However, a well-tooled fisherman will not only catch and eat more fish but also have an easier time doing it. Consider the following items to make your next angling experience more bountiful.

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Fly Fishing Primer

April 3rd, 2014 10:44 am by Johnny Molloy

We anglers are a jealous lot. We've been known to covet the fish others catch, wishing we had been the one to bring in the big one. It all boils down to a passion for the sport. And fly fishermen may be the most passionate anglers of all.

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With flies or spinning tackle preparation yields more fish

March 27th, 2014 3:51 pm by Johnny Molloy

Area fly and spin fishermen are blessed with ample opportunities to ply our trade here in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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