Chilly day for a river clean up

Perhaps it was the cooler temperatures (the mid-50’s) or the impending break, but the 2017 Tuck River Cleanup held on Saturday, April 8 was significantly smaller than in years past. The annual cleanup put on by Base Camp Cullowhee is the largest single day river cleanup in the nation, covering over 27 miles of the […]

Tuck River clean up back for it’s 33rd year

The largest single day river clean-up in the nation kicks off Saturday morning, April 8, on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Tuck River Cleanup is an annual event that takes the Cullowhee area by storm each year. This year is the 33rd annual cleanup, and it’s expected to be nothing less than spectacular. […]

Forget the gym, go backpacking!

Many students need a break from their studies as the semester comes to an end. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle is to take a weekend break to explore and experience new things in the area. Being located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountain National Park, WCU offers different recreational opportunities for students, including […]

Canoe slalom exceeds expectations for the community

This story was co-written with Keegan Wiggins The seventh annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, held on Saturday, Sept. 10, encouraged camaraderie and gave beginner paddlers the chance to experience something new. The goal of the event is to create a platform for an average person to enjoy paddling whether it be in a canoe with a partner […]

Jeremiah Haas: Turning passion into a career

A skilled climber, effective leader, and soon-to-be father are just a few of the many hats Jeremiah Haas wears. Haas is the assistant director of outdoor programs at WCU’s Base Camp Cullowhee and his passion and enthusiasm for adventure are unparalleled as he has had over a decade of experience in the outdoor field. While […]

The 6-th annual canoe slalom sets sail

This weekend, WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management program and Base Camp Cullowhee hosted the 6th  annual Canoe Slalom on the Tuckasegee River, off from the Old Cullowhee road. Canoe Slaloming is maneuvering one’s canoe or kayak in a river through implanted gates while being timed. The hosts provided canoes and kayaks for students, faculty and residents of the community […]