Darren Dahl

Author Articles

The Dirt Beneath Your Feet

Over three million people hike along the iconic Appalachian Trail each year. The 2,191-mile footpath is maintained almost entirely by volunteers. While the National Park...

206 Miles: Teams Tackle The Smoky Mountain Relay

Teams tackle the Smoky Mountain Relay with costumes, water balloons, breast pumps, and 80s music. John Mitchell, a 34-year-old from Hendersonville, N.C., has been running...

Shut-In: The 17.8 Mile Trail Race That keeps on Running

This grueling Shut-In ridge trail run is this Saturday. Read on to learn about the storied history behind one of North Carolina's toughest trail runs.

The Next National Monument?

A new national park proposal gains momentum in West Virginia

Best Swimming Holes to Jump Into This Summer

It's getting hot out there. Cool off with these cliff jumping hot spots.

Favorite Flatwater Rivers

Paddle these quiet stretches of classic Blue Ridge rivers.