October 30th, 2016 by Thomas Witherspoon
The NCBT is temporarily closed due to a wildfire in the Highlands area as of Sat. 10/29/16:
[UPDATE 03 November 2016] NCBTS member, Jim Kautz, notes:
[T]he trail from Wine Springs Bald to Nantahala Lake was closed due to a fire that is not yet fully contained.
Higher winds are predicted for tonight and tomorrow and no rain is in sight. That’s not good news.