Departments

QUICK HITS

Homeless teen bikes 50 miles to college • Paralyzed thru-hiker heading north • Tennessee town sets square dance record

FLASHPOINT

Mountain lions return to the Blue Ridge.

THE DIRT

Three thru-hikers haul out a half-ton of garbage on A.T. journey.

THE GOODS

Charlottesville pro cyclist Ben King shares his go-to gear.

TRAIL MIX

Three from the Triangle: trio of top roots musicians from Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.

Features

BIKEPACKING 101

Combine biking and backpacking for the ultimate outdoor adventure. Bikepacking guides share tips, tricks, and their favorite regional trips.

BIG FISH

Meet five colorful characters from the Blue Ridge fly scene, including a one-armed fly-tying angler, a classically trained musician, and a fly fishing tattoo artist.

BREWATHLON

A team of beer-loving adventurers combine biking, paddling, and breweries (along  with an inflatable doll) in a three-day outdoor challenge.

THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN WATER

How will climate change affect fishing and paddling on your favorite regional river?

TRUST THE HIKE

A youth hike leader and her cadre of rain-soaked teenagers discover life lessons that only the trail can teach.

WOMAN ON A MISSION

Maryanne Hitt Leads the Charge to Stop Big Coal