Lucie Hanes

Author Articles

Haunted Hikes: 9 Southern Ghost Towns

Throughout the Blue Ridge, ghost towns stand in various states of ruin and restoration. A few are celebrated as historical gems, and others remain mysterious. Here are a few of the region’s most iconic.

Piping Hot: 25 Pipelines Proposed for the East

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has grabbed most of the headlines, but 25 additional natural gas pipelines have been proposed for the East, crossing national forests, state parks, and suburban backyards.

Taking Back the Gauley

"Once I got out on the Gauley, my hands shook with each pull through the water, and in the opening rapids, I had trouble rallying the power that I needed to steer myself."

Big Zzz’s with Big Agnes: Double Z Sleeping Pad

Catch your best camping Zzz's on the Big Agnes Double Z Sleeping Pad.

Inaugural Cheoah River Release

The first Cheoah River release of the season takes place this weekend — it's gonna be a cold one, so bundle up before you head south to go outside and play!

Sweet Home Tennessee: Climbing in Chattanooga

For some of the best rock climbers in the country, there's actually more to life than Yosemite or Joshua Tree. Pat Krieger and Adam Nawrot take us to the Southeast in "Dancing with the Stone", a deep story of big obstacles, bigger accomplishments, and some major Chattanooga love.