Gear of the Week: Alp Trainer 2 Boot

The Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX boot from Salewa features a breathable GORE-TEX membrane, a supportive and comfortable fit for long days in the...

Top Ten Places to Hike in Virginia

With numerous spots to visit and trails to hit in Virginia, the possibilities for adventure can be overwhelming. Here is a list of some...


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Handpicked articles from our current and past issues.

Dark Night Rises

The Transcendence of a Roadside Piss My life changed forever at a rural exit along Interstate 44. I was seven years old, and I had...

Biking Boom

Since spring shutdowns, cycling has become extremely popular. For those finding a new passion for pedaling, we asked seasoned riders of road, trail, and...

Top Ten Flatwater Paddling Paradises

Don’t miss out on these flat water paddling Meccas this summer.

Modern-Day Thoreau: Meet the Woodsman

Meet Robert McGee, a modern-day Thoreau living in the woods on the outskirts of Asheville.

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Outdoor Family Guide

Meet 10 inspiring outdoor parents and young adventurers exploring our mountains. In 1993, Cindy Ross of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, an accomplished thru-hiker with the Appalachian...

8 Family River Adventures Not to Miss This Summer

These nine canoe camping adventures along Mother Nature’s original water parks highlight the best family-friendly trips in the Blue Ridge.

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10 Great Spring Hiking Destinations in the Southeast

With mother nature on the brink of showing off for Spring, there’s no better time than now to tug on the hiking shoes and get outside.

Head of the Class: Best Rapids for Every Level

Whether you’re a novice paddler or an experienced whitewater pro, this article has you covered on paddling hotspots throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Pick Your Poison: Ivy, Oak, or Sumac

"Leaves of three, leave them be." - A quote from every mom ever. I'm sure you've heard that saying before. My great-grandmother, grandma, and mom...