Natalie Stickel

Author Articles

Gyms vs. Rock

Photo: Izzy Gifford climbs at the Riverrock Climbing Comp in Richmond, VA Have climbing gyms ruined rock climbing—or opened it to new audiences? Climbing’s popularity has...

Bambi Meets Godzilla, Bubba Meets Jesus

How did iconic rapids and climbing routes get their names? Visitors to the Blue Ridge often remark that the names of our mountains are imaginative,...

Meet The ATC’s First Female President

Suzanne Dixon is already asking tough questions and taking the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in new directions. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s new first female president...

Moonwalks: Night Hikes, Paddles, Rides, and Runs

Shorter days mean more opportunity for night adventure. Here are a few of our favorites.