Eric Wallace

Author Articles

Skiing During COVID-19

Hitting the local slopes during the pandemic offers relatively low-risk winter fun—but it’s a little weird.  Snaking through the switchbacks of U.S. 250 into Virginia’s...

Skiing in a Pandemic

COVID-19 blindsided regional snowsports resorts last spring. Here’s how they’re preparing for winter.  Kenny Hess sat in a conference room at Massanutten Resort surrounded by...

Green Revolution

Hemp farming is gaining a foothold in Appalachia—and could turn the region into a production powerhouse. Floyd Landis strolls with Amish farmer, Ben King, through...

New Lens

River snorkeling is a great way for families to get outside, stay active, and explore nature.   When my two kids were small, family canoe...

Three Great Weekend Mountain Bike Backpacking Trips

The Southeast offers fantastic overnight mountain biking experiences. These user-friendly weekend routes are some of the region’s best.  photo by Chris Hunt I love the scenic...

Hitting the Slopes (On a Budget)

Look ahead: Buying passes for the 2020/2021 season before the current winter ends can be a great way to save money on the slopes. Tips...