Karen’s Recent Articles


Kayaker Michal Smolen credits father for push to get to Rio Olympics.USA Today, May 20, 2016, Sports.

Invasive pests No. 1 threat to WNC Forests.Asheville Citizen-Times, May 12, 2016, Local.

Ticking off ‘Do It’ list item on Smokies peaks.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 29, 2015, Outdoors.

60 hikers rough it for night on Smokies’ Mount LeConte.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 29, 2015, Outdoors.

Get down with the Dirty Dozen Wilderness Challenge.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 22, 2015, Outdoors.

Asheville-area paddlers heading to kayak World Championships.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 18, 2015, Outdoors.

Conservancy protects South Mountains Headwaters Tract.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 6, 2015, Outdoors.

Mars Hill gravity mountain bike park unique in Southeast.Asheville Citizen-Times, June 29, 2015, Outdoors.

Blue Ridge Parkway’s tunnels inspire quarter design.USA Today, June 23, 2015, Travel.

The adventures of Dr. Lechner, a paddle-boarding hand surgeon.Asheville Citizen-Times, June 12, 2015, Outdoors.

Blue Ridge Mountains get attention for conservation challenges.Asheville Citizen-Times, May 22, 2015, Outdoors.

Could a whitewater park come to River Arts District?Asheville Citizen-Times, February 20, 2015, Girls Gone Outdoors.

Park with perfect downtown view missing in Asheville.Asheville Citizen-Times, January 27, 2015, Outdoors.

Wilderness Act celebrates 50 years.The Greenville News, May 29, 2014, Entertainment.

Runner Will Harlan on kindred environmentalist’s life.Asheville Citizen-Times, April 28, 2014, Outdoors.

Standing up for forests, air, water for 30 years.Asheville Citizen-Times, Apr 19, 2012, Earth.

An insider’s guide: what to know about breast cancer.Asheville Citizen-Times, October 21, 2014, Asheville Pink October.

How to help someone with breast cancer.Asheville Citizen-Times, October 14, 2014, Asheville Pink October.

How to talk to someone with breast cancer.Asheville Citizen-Times, October 7, 2014, Asheville Pink October.

Nature Center on pace for attendance record.Asheville Citizen-Times, August 2, 2013, Mountains.

Groups emphasize saving prime soils.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 18, 2013, Outdoors.

Parkway feels sting of sequester budget cuts.Asheville Citizen-Times, July 8, 2013, Outdoors.

NC secures pristine Transylvania land.Asheville Citizen-Times, May 20, 2013, Outdoors.

Asheville runs for Boston bombing victims tonight.Asheville Citizen-Times, April 23, 2013, Outdoors.

WNC Nature Center striking out on its own.Asheville Citizen-Times, April 11, 2013, News.

Chávez column: My left foot runs Asheville Marathon.Asheville Citizen-Times, March 6, 2013, Outdoors.

First Asheville Marathon arrives Sunday.Asheville Citizen-Times, February 28, 2013, Outdoors.

Attention, Asheville Marathoners: Explore while here.Asheville Citizen-Times, February 28, 2013, Asheville Scene.

Video: Training for the marathon.Asheville Citizen-Times, February 27, 2013, Outdoors.

Suspected Max Patch vandals caught.Asheville Citizen-Times, February 14, 2013, Outdoors.

Courthouse Creek among top endangered areas.Asheville Citizen-Times, February 6, 2013, Outdoors.

Saturday is Groundhog Day.Asheville Citizen-Times, January 31, 2013, Asheville Scene.

Vehicles ripping up Max Patch.Asheville Citizen-Times, January 28, 2013, Outdoors.

Blue Ridge Parkway head to retire April 1.Asheville Citizen-Times, January 16, 2013, Outdoors.

Gorges to hold ‘First Day’ Hike.Asheville Citizen-Times, December 27, 2012, Asheville Scene.

Ladies’ days coming up at Cataloochee.Asheville Citizen-Times, November 29, 2012, Asheville Scene.

Extreme kayaking film makes Asheville premier.Asheville Citizen-Times, November 28, 2012, Outdoors.

A Swannanoa walk through the Civil War.Asheville Citizen-Times, November 28, 2012, Outdoors.

The Daphanator arrives.Asheville Citizen-Times, November 23, 2012, Outdoors.

Cyclist Lauren Tamayo excited to be trailblazer on track.USA Today, June 18, 2012, Sports.

Karen Chavez: How I got my NY accent back on the Asheville zipline.Asheville Citizen-Times, September 7, 2011, Outdoors.

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