Eric Crews

Eric Crews is a Boone local who spends most of his free time exploring the beautiful forests of the High Country—documenting the area’s endless climbing, mountain biking, paddling, and hiking for his public television show High Country Adventures.

Author Articles

Hard Rock

Climber Adam Taylor tackles the South's toughest route.

Mystery Mountain

Are the Brown Mountain Lights real? New research proposes an intriguing explanation.

Fish-Eye View

River snorkeling reveals hidden treasures of Blue Ridge Waterways.

Appalachia’s Frozen Faces

Climbing Appalachia’s Frozen Faces Written by Eric Crews; photos by Dom Smith Here’s something you already know: Every summer, tourists flock to the mountains to view...

The Franklin Challenge

For most people, a short day hike to one of the many overlooks of the Linville Gorge for a view of the river below is all the challenge they need. But for a small group of avid hikers and backpackers, the Linville Gorge is the perfect place to challenge themselves to go farther, and faster, in one day, than most people prefer to hike in a weekend. They do so by racing from the far southern terminus of the Linville Gorge near Shortoff Mountain to Linville Falls in a 16.7 mile jaunt that has become known as the Franklin Challenge.

Pat Keller Makes First Descent of Linville Falls

Pat Keller, 24, boldly made the first descent of Linville Falls last Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The triple-tiered waterfall has been eyed by...