The South’s Best-Kept Secret

The region’s rich biodiversity isn’t well known, but we should be shouting it from the mountaintops. The southern landscape lends itself to secrecy. Its hidden...

Wild Man

After conquering one of the toughest races in the world Asheville Ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster has a new goal—running 100 miles in all 50 states. What...

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Where to Find Hot Springs in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Warm Dips A dip in a hot spring hits just right after spending a chilly day in the mountains. The water heats your core and...

North Carolina Gear Company Partners with Make-A-Wish to Provide Youth Camping Trips 

Last month, SylvanSport, a Brevard, N.C.,-based company that makes innovative camping trailers and rooftop tents, announced a new partnership with Make-A-Wish Central & Western...

No Experience Necessary

Hard-working volunteers maintain trails in the Blue Ridge, and they could use your help. RETIRED ATTORNEY BOB WIDMAN didn’t know a hazel hoe from a...

Chase the Freeze

Ice Climbing in the Blue Ridge Mountains Ice Climbing in the Blue Ridge Mountains requires the right conditions. Since many popular crags in the region...

Drink in the adventure.

The Super Sparrow Standard Mouth water bottle is up to any task and yes, you can fit ice cubes in it. It comes with two replaceable caps: straw cap and bamboo cap, which are leak-proof and make it easy to sip on the move. Made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure taste and no flavor transfer - and the durable construction stands up for whatever life brings. Their unique double wall vacuum insulation protects temperature for hours, cold drinks stay icy cold and hot drinks stay piping hot so you can stay refreshed for any adventure.

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