Graham Averill

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Peak Baggers Cheat Sheet

Alan Kent Wilson remembers the toughest mountain he’s ever climbed in the South. “It was Reinhardt Knob. We didn’t have a good map, we started at the wrong place, it’s in a wilderness area so the routes aren’t marked, and it’s one of the most difficult bushwhacks around. There just isn’t a good way up that mountain.”...
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MacGyver Moves

If you could hike with one person, living or dead, fictional or real, who would it be? ... there’s only one right answer to that question: MacGyver...Unfortunately, there’s not much chance of MacGyver showing up at your weekly club hike. So we’ve dug up five backcountry moves that even the most resourceful secret agent would be envious of....
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Partners in Grime: Multisport Marriages

The same could be said for those rare athletes who balance a passion for their chosen sport with the responsibilities of a normal life. These superheroes are athletes like Jay and Monica Curwen, two of the top adventure racers in the Southeast who also happen to be full time parents, spouses, and owners of Black Dome, one of the most successful outfitters in Western North Carolina....
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Trips for Outdoor Parents

Maybe you just had your first child and you want to maintain your adventurous lifestyle, or maybe you’re on kid number six and think it’s time to get back into the outdoors. Either way, our panel of expert adventure mommies and daddies dish their secrets to outdoor success with the kids....
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Blackwater Canyon: Our Next National Park?

Apparently, death threats aren’t that big of a deal in West Virginia. When a state senator claimed certain environmentalists threatened to kill her and three other people over a piece of legislation that would fund a National Park feasibility study in the Highlands of West Virginia, nobody seemed too concerned....
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24 Hours of Sci-Fi

There isn’t much in this world that’s more terrifying than crash landing on an island teeming with genetically enhanced baboons. This is what you learn when you’re forced to watch 24 hours of the Sci-Fi Channel because of a mystery illness that causes you to pass out whenever you stand up. Getting sick is inevitable, but why does it always seem to happen when you have epic outdoor plans?...