Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle hands a sprig of mistletoe to Forrest Altman on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Altman began the Spri

 

              Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle hands a sprig of mistletoe to Forrest Altman on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Altman began the Spri
Seventh-grade science teacher Lucas Conkle hands a sprig of mistletoe to Forrest Altman on the Upper Little River near Lillington, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Altman began the Sprig Outing 30 years ago as a fundraising event for local conservationists. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)