Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Afternoon in the Pisgah National Forest

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah National Forest is the Cradle of Forestry. In 1891, the first private landowner, George W. Vanderbilt, of the Biltmore Estate was the first to launch the idea of forestry. Vanderbilt's 125,000 acres, including the place now known as the Cradle of Forestry, became the proving ground for the scientific approach to forest management. The land became the outdoor classroom for the Biltmore Forest School and the first forestry school in America.

Come along as we enjoyed this beautiful forest today.


  1. I am just loving this trip! Hope you keep going....

  2. I see that Fall has arrived in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

  3. The pictures remind me of Fall in New
    England. Enjoy the trip.
    Glenn and Sylvia