Kim Dinan

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Quick Hits: The Freedom to Roam

Is Free-Range Parenting Risky or Necessary? About a month ago my toddler was digging for worms in our fenced-in backyard while I pulled weeds behind...

Appalachian Legends

Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster. Bigfoot, Brown Mountain Lights, and the Bell Witch. Are these mysteries folklore or fact? It’s not surprising that a 480-million-year-old...

The Hunt For Eric Rudolph

Twenty years ago, the biggest manhunt in history took place in Western North Carolina for the Olympic Park and abortion clinic bomber. On July 27,...

Best Trails For Toddlers: Favorite Kid-Friendly Destinations

Get your family outdoors! We asked our adventure families about their favorite spots to hit the rock, trail, and water. Pisgah National Forest, N.C. (featured) Pisgah...

Outdoor Family Guide

Meet 10 inspiring outdoor parents and young adventurers exploring our mountains. In 1993, Cindy Ross of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, an accomplished thru-hiker with the Appalachian...

A Murder In The Woods: The Mystery Behind Shenandoah National Park’s Last Homicide

https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/newswire/two-hikers-attacked-on-appalachian-trail-saturday-one-victim-dead/ In May of 1996, Julianne “Julie” Williams and Laura “Lollie” Winans walked into the woods and never came out...