Michael Welch

Author Articles

Streaming the Green

Viewed Online for the First Time, the South’s Iconic Class V Paddling Race Expands Its Reach “You see that?” asks Green River Narrows Race event...

Asheville’s Wheel of Fortune

Trey Thomas rides Bennett Gap in Pisgah National / photo by Joe Hoeper  Industry Nine's long and winding path to success   When Clint Spiegel graduated...

Is Your Waterproof Gear Toxic?

The Outdoor Industry ADDRESSES widespread carcinogenic compounds in its products  While many fans of the outdoors have been practicing Leave No Trace principles since before...

Seth’s Bike Hacks: The Trail to YouTube Fame

Meet Seth Alvo, founder of Seth's Bike Hacks - one of the most popular mountain bike channels in the world If you’ve ever searched...

A.T. Entrepreneurs

An Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an incubator for several business pioneers in Southern Appalachia Famous thinkers throughout history have touted the benefits walking can have...