Carrying the Weight: Backpacking with Diabetes

31 Aug 14
Carrying the Weight: Backpacking with Diabetes
When I was first with diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, backpacking became yet another line on my mental list of things I'd probably not be able to do now that I was managing such a complicated condition. Eight years have passed since then, and as I get to know myself more and more as a person with diabetes, I learn that to do what I've always loved to do and to try new things is definitely possible, but both require more planning.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Charlotte, North Carolina

31 Aug 14
Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Charlotte, North Carolina
At 98 acres, Charlotte’s Freedom Park features city owned rental bikes and a well-maintained network of walking, running, and biking trails. Crowders Mountain is just a stone’s throw from the city, offering miles of trails and outstanding bouldering.

Turn Your Passion for Adventure into a Career at Garrett College

Turn Your Passion for Adventure into a Career at Garrett College
Garrett College’s signature Adventure Sports program has earned a national and international reputation, allowing students to practice their passion while fueling the workforce for the growing adventure recreation industry. Field-skill activities include mountain biking, whitewater paddling, fair/cold weather back country living skills, rock/ice climbing, ropes/challenge course facilitation, alpine ski/snowboard, Nordic/Telemark skiing, land-rock-water based rescue, and wilderness emergency medical care.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Richmond, Virginia

30 Aug 14
Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Richmond, Virginia
Outdoor highlights in Richmond include paddling the James River, mountain biking the James River Park System, and road biking Riverside Drive. Vote for Richmond to be this year's Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Town.

Race Ahead: The Baltimore Outward Bound Trail Challenge Sept. 13

29 Aug 14
Race Ahead: The Baltimore Outward Bound Trail Challenge Sept. 13
Proceeds from this race will go to the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School, whose mission it is to change lives through challenge and discovery.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Damascus, Virginia

29 Aug 14
Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Damascus, Virginia
Like Hot Springs, North Carolina, Damascus, Virginia is one of the official trail towns of the A.T. Situated in the shadow of the 5,729-foot Mount Rogers near the tri-state border of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, Damascus welcomes hundreds of trail-weary travelers every year as they continue their some 2,000-mile march to Maine.

Video Clips of the Week: Burning Man

29 Aug 14
Video Clips of the Week: Burning Man
Everyone's favorite temporary radical community is back for another go as Burning Man 2014, put on by Black Rock City LLC, shakes Nevada's Black Rock Desert this week.

Pan American Freestyle Kayaking Championships Sept. 4 at NOC

29 Aug 14
Pan American Freestyle Kayaking Championships Sept. 4 at NOC
This year, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, North Carolina will host the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Freestyle Pan American Championships. The event will take place on the Nantahala River from September 4 – 6, and is set to be the premier competitive event of the 2014 freestyle season.
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