Melina Coogan

Author Articles

Southeast Exposed: 7 Edgy Hikes with Panoramic Views

Tackle these seven edgy Southern Appalachian summit hikes with panoramic views.

Lyme: The Insidious Threat that Nobody is Talking About

Chronic Lyme nearly took my life (but you can still save yours)

In Search of Hygge: 4 Cozy and Warm Winter Adventures in the Southeast

Hygge is a Danish lifestyle hack that loosely translates to being warm and cozy with friends while outside it is dark and cold. Here are four Hygge-inspired adventures in the southeast to experience this winter.

The Enduring Legacy of Kayah Gaydish

Kayah Gaydish's passion for protecting Linville Gorge lives on thr*ough the tireless work of volunteers she helped train.

Mitchell Triple Crown

Running, Cycling, and Mountain Biking to the Top of the East's Highest Peak!