Outdoors

It was a normal day for 30-year-old Signal Mountain resident Zach Brown at his tree service business when the seed of world-class sledding was planted in his mind. As he was cutting a tree for family friend Jim Bardoner, they began talking about Brown’s time in Alaska.

A popular saying states, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

  • Feb. 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty

Former, current and future Furman golfers were blindsided 11 days ago when the university announced that it would be terminating the men's golf program on July 1 to help the school's financial troubles.

Jeff Sherrill has been writing a check to Furman University every year for longer than he can remember.

Yankee Stadium in New York was "the house that Ruth built," based on the home run excitement and fan interest generated by Babe Ruth.

In a case of one big adventure literally leading to another, Rhea County native Brad Tallent recently finished a kayak trip of more than 3,000 miles from Nova Scotia in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Chattanooga based golfers Paul Apyan Jr. and Stephan Jaeger qualified Friday for status on the PGA Tour Latin America.

Local trout fishermen don't have to travel to distant streams for the next few months.

  • Jan. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty

A dog barking at 2 in the morning is not what most people want to hear, but for raccoon hunters it's a delight. It also can mean big bucks.

  • Jan. 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty

Less than three weeks after the first Tennessee hunting season for sandhill cranes ended, the 23rd Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will celebrate the big water birds as usual at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge and nearby Birchwood Community Center.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is shifting its emphasis from building and protecting species populations to maintaining habitats and increasing access, and it wants to hear about it from wild people throughout the state.

Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners taking off this season took off from everybody else Tuesday night in the 35th annual Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude.

The holiday shopping season is coming to a close rather quickly.

Tim Ensign is the Wauhatchie Trail king, having won the Chattanooga Track Club's annual handicapped race from the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center eight times since he turned 40. He's 51 now.

As climbing, paddling and other outdoor activities have grown more popular in the Chattanooga area, it's sometimes easy to forget that this area's hiking trails were one of the original outdoor attractions that brought visitors to Southeast Tennessee and helped residents appreciate the area's natural beauty.

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