New Tunes for Fall from Brandi Carlile and Jose Gonzalez + the Long-Awaited New Bluegrass Album from Bela Fleck

Open your ears to Trail Mix, our monthly playlist of new music, mainly focusing on independent artists from the South. In September we’re highlighting...

New Program Seeks to Fund Historically Racially Marginalized Groups Working to Protect Natural Areas

Asian, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color working to protect natural places across the United States and Canada are being invited...

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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...

Four Top Bikes for Kids

Looking to upgrade your young one’s mountain bike rig? Here’s a look at four of the best options out there. 2020 was a breakthrough year...

Trails for All: Reconnecting the Black Community to the Outdoors

“The forest belongs to all of us.” “A lot of people don’t know that Black people live in the mountains,” says Lavita Logan. “We’ve...

BFCT + Oboz | O Fit Insole Plus Unity Blaze

Earl B. Hunter, the CEO of Black Folks Camp Too (BFCT), wants to expand the idea of who gets outdoors. The nonprofit has a simple, powerful mission that appeals to all: Treat everyone, everywhere, equally. To rally around that message of inclusivity,  BFCT partnered with Oboz to bring some soul to the core brand’s comfy O Fit insoles. A portion of the sales benefits BFCT’s Digital Education Initiative, dedicated to getting the Black community out on the trails.

The Call of the Mushroom

Meet a ceramicist inspired by fungi.  Sage Morgan is an explorer—of mediums, of clay, and of mushroom habitats. “Even squatting down to go pee in...

Fall Outdoor Adventures to Take in the Blue Ridge

Floating above the Blue Ridge Mountains, Amanda Rossano can look out from her balloon’s basket and see beautiful scenery in every direction. As owner...

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