On the cover: East Fork Overlook on the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, this year's winner of our annual photo contest. Photo by Leslie Restivo (@leslie_restivo) Departments The StudioA mother and daughter interpret nature through a shared love of watercolor. The Out and BackAn adventurer assesses risks. The GoodsGreat gear from the Blue Ridge and new essentials for runners. Trail MixNew music from Vulfpeck and City and Colour. Features Best of the Blue RidgeReaders pick the region’s top trails, views, and brews. Get Ready to RaceStart training for these great rides and runs in the South. The Southeast’s Best State Parks for Trail RunnersLace-up and pile on the miles at these scenic gems. A Packrafter Pushes the LimitsUp the Appalachian Trail and down the Nantahala River in a day. The Quiet CornerA call to protect the solitude of Cumberland Island, a wild, pristine seashore in southeast Georgia that could soon get noisy and crowded. Labor of LoveBuilding woodpiles could be the lost art of courtship Adventure Giveaway Enter to win this month's Tallahassee Getaway Giveaway!