Ryan Wichelns

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Gravel Grinder: For a backpacker, there may not be a better way to see North Carolina than on a bike.

“I hope we don’t kill the backpacker.”  Funny joke. The folks I was having dinner with—a handful of...

Conservation: Access vs. Preservation?

The tug-of-war over public lands   The National Park Service was created rather quietly in 1916 by a relatively...