Simple Acts of Kindness

Trail magic is an integral part of hiking culture, based on strangers helping strangers in the wild. Within the thru-hiking community, there is a concept...

October 2021: The Hiking Issue

Read the October issue for free HERE Departments Field Report Mountain bikers will soon have plenty of trails to ride in eastern Tennessee. The Studio The sculptures of artist...

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Ride It Out: Our Fall Cycling Gear Picks

Fall cycling season is in full swing. So dig into our top picks for the best gravel, mountain, and commuting bikes and gear. Cannondale  Super Six...

Outdoor Updates: Pipeline Protest in West Virginia and Big Bucks for Outdoor Recreation in North Carolina

Two Protestors Arrested After Locking Themselves to Equipment Construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was recently put on hold when two protestors locked themselves...

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Returns

A Recap of the Festival on the Tennessee/Virginia Border Last month, another milestone in the ever-growing lineage of Bristol's music history was recorded. Returning after...

Facing the Strange Days of Getting Older

Evolution sucks. Not the scientific theory that helps explain life as we know it, but personal evolution. Growing up. Maturing. It sucks. For the...

Deuter | Futura 32

Fall can be full of bluster, meaning you need to pack more layers (and, hey, more snacks to burn more calories). Stable, light, and able to swallow up tons of gear, the Futura 32 is the hauler of choice when you have a lot to carry. The Aircomfort back system ventilates when you’re sweating, and the adjustable shoulder straps and hip fins end up being far less bulky than a big pack, providing the heft to take on minimalist overnighters.

The Triumph: Victory in Climbing Small Hills at a Steady Pace

A year into the pandemic, as spring bloomed again, I felt the uncontrollable itch to explore. Having hiked every nearby trail several hundred times,...

Homegrown Business: A Realistic Path to Sustainable Living

From a young age, Carrington Kernodle was interested in identifying the elements of the world around her home. Growing up in the countryside of...

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