Devan Boyle

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News from the July Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Street fishing in Ohio, trouble at the Tough Mudder, canoe slalom world championships, and more current news from the Blue Ridge and beyond.

Debate: Should you shave your body hair for better athletic performance?

In this month's debate, we lay out the arguments for whether or not you should shave your body hair for better athletic performance. We'll let you decide.

Debate: Which is better, Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics?

Hear both sides of the story. Some like skiing; some like track and field. Which is better: Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics?

Debate: CrossFit – Badass or Bad Idea?

Blue Ridge Outdoors experts debate whether the health benefits of the Crossfit system outweigh the drawbacks.

Debate: Should More Wind Farms Be Built in Appalachia?

BRO experts Rick Webb of the University of Virginia and Simon Mahan of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy debate wind farms in Appalachia.

Debate: Prescribed Burns in the Linville Gorge Wilderness?

Should prescribed burns be conducted in the Linville Gorge Wilderness? Our experts debate.