Chris Gragtmans, Author at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Long Road Back

27 Mar 15
Long Road Back
Dagger paddler Chris Gragtmans reflects on his long road back to recovery from a shoulder injury and the lessons he learned from that forced time off.

First Descent

03 Mar 15
Gragtmans on Desoto's Edge. Photo: Chris Gallaway
Gonzo paddler Chris Gragtmans notches two first descents down massive, rain-swollen waterfalls in the South — Desoto Falls and Noccalula Falls.

Dawn Patrol

15 Jan 15
Dawn Patrol
Morning adventure is one of the most purifying things Chris Gragtmans has ever experienced, and its beauty is multiplied on a paddleboard.

When the Red Bull Dreamline Comes to Town Anything is Possible

16 Oct 14
When the Red Bull Dreamline Comes to Town Anything is Possible
The recently created REEB ranch was a perfect venue for this event. Flanking DuPont State Forest, this property was graced by the brightest minds in dirt trail building, and the result really is something out of a daydream… some of the biggest jumps ever hit or witnessed in BMX riding.

How to Land a Job in the Outdoor Industry

15 Sep 14
How to Land a Job in the Outdoor Industry
How can you get your muddy boots in the door? Follow these simple steps.

Eye in the Sky: Drones Are Revolutionizing Outdoor Video

25 Jul 14
Eye in the Sky: Drones Are Revolutionizing Outdoor Video
Drones are revolutionizing the world of outdoor sports video, but how long before the government gets involved?

Riding the Lightning: Superhero Paddler Adriene Levknecht

12 Jul 14
Riding the Lightning: Superhero Paddler Adriene Levknecht
Much like Clark Kent, Adriene Levknecht steps away from work and into a phone booth (or more commonly her Subaru CrossTrek), and emerges a whitewater superhero. At the young age of 25, Levknecht has already achieved a Bronze Medal in the World Freestyle Championships, won the elite Green River Narrows Race five times straight, dominated the Teva Mountain Games creek race, and run top tier rivers around the world.