One Man’s Fight to Save His Creek, and His Life, with a New Vision for Rural Appalachia

20 Jul 14
One Man's Fight to Save His Creek, and His Life, with a New Vision for Rural Appalachia
The trouble started when a coal company carved a strip mine into the earth a few miles from his property. Shortly thereafter, in 2012, he and his daughter noticed soccer ball-sized piles of foam drifting in formerly pristine Raccoon Creek and another nameless Ohio River tributary that also coursed through the property. Then the neighbor’s chickens got sick, and wildlife—fish, frogs, deer—began to perish.

Trail Mix: Joseph Huber

23 Jul 14
Trail Mix: Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber spent time on the road with the .357 String Band and now has three solo albums to his credit.

West Virginia Land Trust

West Virginia Land Trust
The West Virginia Land Trust is thrilled to announce permanent protection of 665 acres of land, which fronts six miles of the Gauley River! The purchase ensured that an area known as the Gauley Canyon, which had once been considered for development, will remain intact and be managed to provide forests, river access, and recreational […]

Going off the Grid

22 Jul 14
Going off the Grid
My four days in technology-free bliss and why it’s important for everyone to go off the grid.

Klean Kanteen Tours the Festival Circuit Saving Thousands of Plastic Products from Landfills

21 Jul 14
Klean Kanteen Tours the Festival Circuit Saving Thousands of Plastic Products from Landfills
Klean Kanteen is again making a serious push out on the festy scene, quite effectively reducing plastic bottles, cups and other plastic products -- especially single use products -- by providing hydration stations and working with festival organizers to incorporate and sell alternatives to plastic water bottles that show-goers reuse all weekend.

Win this fantastic, all-inclusive Lexington, Virginia, Giveaway!

21 Jul 14
Win this fantastic, all-inclusive Lexington, Virginia, Giveaway!
Win this all-inclusive Lexington, Virginia, giveaway.

Mountain Mama: Family Road Trip Advice

21 Jul 14
Mountain Mama: Family Road Trip Advice
When I told a friend who asked whether I'd used a video player that I hadn't her gasp led me to question whether I'd unknowingly committed a mild form of child abuse.

Weekend Picks: 13th Annual FloydFest, Floyd, Virginia, July 23-27

20 Jul 14
Weekend Picks: 13th Annual FloydFest, Floyd, Virginia, July 23-27
For its 13th year, FloydFest is bringing its fans a a jam-packed schedule of music, art, and outdoor adventures.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Your guide to hiking in the Southeast, biking in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian adventures from the Highlands to the Piedmont.