Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going?

Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going? The consensus was for the White Mountain National Forest (in the Northeast), or the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia. Spring Council selected a site in North Eastern Tennessee.

If you're not familiar with the gauntlet on the road into the gathering, and want to avoid a mandatory court appearance ticket click here.

For the Howdy Folks and directions to the gathering, click here. For the United States Forest Service Incident Command website with groovy maps and updates, click here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For those flying to the gathering

I have it from a reliable source that flying into Knoxville, Tennessee would put a person within a few hundred miles of the sites that are under serious consideration for this year's gathering.  Keep in mind that I used plural as in multiple sites are still under consideration.  The location of Spring Council is not finalized yet and may be a bit further.

As always, Spring Council could go wild and wacky, but ......

Updated 6/13/12
Yup, Knoxville is the closest major airport at about 150 miles from the site.  There is a regional airport about 100 miles closer called the Tri Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee and they have a website.


  1. ah yes! driving to tennessee tuesday! hopefully ill be close when the spring council location is announced. getting antsy! :) thank you for the update!!!!

    ps if ANYONE can help two lovely ladies drive from signal mountain, TN to spring council please call me ! 561 665 1456

  2. Hi Karin,

    With spring council in Monongahela, are you still recommending flying into Knoxville for the gathering? Charleston seems much closer.


    1. West Virgina is not part of the consensus and is not a state where the gathering will take place. As to where to fly, it all depends on your goal: closeness or cheapness. The recommendation for Knoxville is only because it was centrally located to the multiple sites on the table. For closeness, wait until the site is announced June 9, 10 or maybe even later.