We’re always excited to release the next month’s issue of the magazine, but March is a truly special one for us. If you weren’t aware, the magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary — that’s right folks, 20 years of providing awesome outdoor content from the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The best part? It doesn’t cost you a dime to read.

We pride ourselves on the long-standing history of the magazine, and so, in honor of these past 20 years and the passionate minds who helped make it happen, we’re taking a look back (or in some cases a look forward) on the last two decades. Join with us as we celebrate record athletic feats, mourn environmental setbacks, and embrace the wonder for the great outdoors that has lead us to this very moment.

Share your stories and adventures with us by visiting our 20th anniversary site and using the hashtag #myblueridge in your Instagram posts and Tweets.

MEMORIES
Staffers reflect on their most memorable moments at BRO.

IN SEARCH OF A SECRET SPOT
For BRO owner Blake DeMaso, it all started with an Airstream.

THE STORY OF B.R.O.
How a small freebie survived—and thrived—to become the region’s largest outdoor mag.

HIGHLIGHTS: A 20-Year Timeline
The peaks and valleys of outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge since 1995.

GEAR THROUGH THE YEARS
A gearhead’s glance back at two decades of trail-tested goods.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Catching up with outdoor athletes, leaders, and luminaries who have graced our pages.

THE NEXT 20
What’s ahead for adventure? Outdoor expert predictions include jet stream surfing, personal weather drones, and extra terrestrials.

PARADISE SAVED, PARADISE LOST
Two decades of environmental tragedies and triumphs.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
The sonic landscape has been digitized, but these hills are still alive with the sound of music.