Your outdoor news bulletin for April 22, Earth Day:Missing Hiker Found in VirginiaA hiker missing for almost 24 hours was found alive in Nelson County, Virginia on Sunday. George Carr, 66, was hiking with his Manasses church group around Spy Rock on Sunday when he decided to take an alternate route back to the trail head, separate from the rest of the group. Carr got off the trail, got lost and eventually hunkered down next to a creek as night fell. He was found around 1:40pm on Sunday complaining of a sore knee, but otherwise no worse for wear.Unfortunately, the search for another missing hiker, not seen since November, 2012, is back to square one. Bones discovered over the weekend were determined to not human, so the mystery of what happened to Robert Fitzgerald continues.National Parks WeekThis week is National Parks Week, a joint effort by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to introduce more people to our National Park System. Most people know about the big ones like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Shenandoah, but there are 401 total national parks in the system with over 84 million acres, and 17,000 miles of trail to enjoy. You will also be able to enjoy the national parks for free from Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26, so get out there, enjoy it and spread the word.Gold Nugget of a StoryWe are right in the middle of prime trout fishing season in the East, so this one has some pretty good timing. Outdoor columnist Jim Brewer wrote about the origins of the West Virginia Golden Trout for a piece in the Daily Progress, sharing the interesting story of where this particularly aesthetic strain of trout came from. Turns out, it was a happy accident. A hatchery in West Virginia began cultivating a rainbow trout deviation they theorized were malnourished fingerlings, but was was an odd looking golden color. They nicknamed the fish ‘little camouflage.’ Eventually, the eggs got mixed up and the golden trout got into the standard rainbow population and boom, West Virginia Rainbow Trout.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2015 at 12:58 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR College football is back and with the conclusion of Ohio State-Virginia Tech, Week 1 is all wrapped up.ACC Roundup will appear weekly on dailyorange.com. When in-conference games begin, a graphic with Atlantic Coast Conference standings will be included. Here’s how the first week of the season went for programs around the Atlantic Coast Conference.WinnersElon, an FCS team, served as the punching bag for Wake Forest on opening night as the Demon Deacons won 41-3. Quarterback John Wolford, who ended last season with a three-touchdown game against Duke, didn’t lose his momentum in the offseason, passing for three scores and running for another in the Wake Forest win.Quarterback Justin Thomas rushed for a touchdown 2:10 into the season and No. 16 Georgia Tech never let up. The Yellow Jackets thumped Alcorn State 69-6 and Thomas, who threw four total passes, didn’t play past the first quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe final score, 37-7, doesn’t fully represent how lopsided Duke’s opening-weekend win over Tulane could have been. The Blue Devils lost two fumbles, kicked three field goals and were stopped on fourth down once. In his first start, Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk accounted for 357 yards and was not intercepted.Wofford looked woeful as No. 12 Clemson cruised to a 49-10 win. But Clemson’s 1,000-yard receiver Mike Williams left the game strapped to a backboard with a neck injury. Head coach Dabo Swinney didn’t know how long Williams might be out, but quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly said he didn’t think it’d be that long.In 1820, the state of Maine became independent from Massachusetts. On Saturday, Boston College pulled away from Maine late, winning 24-3 behind running back Tyler Rouse’s two fourth-quarter scores.Pittsburgh didn’t have running back James Conner, the reigning ACC player of the year who will miss the season with a right knee injury, or wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who served a one-game suspension, but the team still managed to outlast Youngstown State by a score of 45-37. Pitt running back Qadree Ollison ran for 207 yards and a touchdown.Miami used a 24-point second quarter to gather momentum and steamroll Bethune-Cookman, 45-0, on Saturday. Hunter Knighton, Miami’s reserve offensive lineman, played for the first time since suffering a life-threatening heatstroke in February 2014, when he spent 12 days in a coma and lost 55 pounds.Rolling in Raleigh, North Carolina State beat Troy 49-21 behind reserve running back Matt Dayes’ 126 yards and two touchdowns. Shadrach Thornton, normally NC State’s starting running back, is suspended for two games.After trading the navy-and-gold of Notre Dame for the maroon-and-gold of No. 10 Florida State, quarterback Everett Golson threw for four touchdowns and 302 yards as the Seminoles handily beat Texas State, 59-16.At the Carrier Dome Friday night, Syracuse squashed Rhode Island 47-0. The Orange lost starting quarterback senior Terrel Hunt to a season-ending torn Achilles. You can read the rest of The Daily Orange’s Syracuse-Rhode Island coverage here.LosersNorth Carolina kicked off the season with an ESPN-televised game against South Carolina, and lost 17-13. The Gamecocks sealed the deal with a late interception deep in South Carolina’s own territory. North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams was intercepted three times.Two defensive players scored touchdowns on offense for UCLA as the Bruins beat Virginia, 34-16, in Pasadena, California. Cavaliers running backs averaged 2.9 yards per carry on 34 rushes, with a game-long run of 13 yards.Heading into halftime, Louisville trailed No. 6 Auburn 17-0. The Cardinals scored 24 points in the second-half, but it still wasn’t good enough to beat the Tigers, as the Cardinals used both Lamar Jackson and Reggie Bonnafon at quarterback. The two combined for 167 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.A surprising 17-point run gave Virginia Tech a lead at halftime against unanimous No. 1 Ohio State, but it didn’t hold. The Hokies couldn’t beat the Buckeyes for a second straight year. Senior quarterback Michael Brewer, who threw two touchdowns, left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury and the offense went out of sync. Virginia Tech lost the lead and the game, falling 42-24 to the defending national champions. Comments