Photo by: Jesse Peters The King of the James has become a yearly tradition for my friends and I. It’s an Adventure Triathlon that celebrates the unique access we have to the outdoors living in a city as big as Richmond, Va. Racers mountain bike around 9.5 miles of single-track trail, run 4 miles of…

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World-renowned climber Emily Harrington, 33, suffered serious injuries after a terrifying fall on Yosemite’s El Capitan on Sunday. Based on where and how she fell, the biggest concern was serious spinal injuries The section is a 3,200-foot, almost-sheer granite wall, the same one Alex Honnold free solo climbed in “Free Solo” in 2017. Honnold was…

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A new proposal by the Trump administration to privatize national park campgrounds is reportedly under consideration. In an attempt to pump more revenue out of popular parks and public lands, the Trump administration is considering a proposal that would allow private firms to run aspects of the nation’s campgrounds. This could lead to Amazon deliveries…

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In late August 2019, a landslide interrupted the lives of many adventure seekers when it bombarded its way into the Nantahala River. The massive landslide caused by heavy rains created significant damage and debris blockages on US Highway 19/74 and the river, inevitably causing talk of closures and worry of the future of the river.…

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Above photo shows the class III paddling of King of the James: Photo by Keith Vincent Hear ye, hear ye! For it is time that the glorious King and Queen of thy mighty James relinquish their rights to the crown to once again challenge the brave athletes of the East for the glory. On the…

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Photos and Video by Shannon McGowan “What are you doing this weekend? Want to come ride 62.1 miles on the Cap Trail with me and a bunch of other rad ladies?” These were the surprisingly un-sarcastic words of my dear friend Emma Troy, a bike mechanic at Cary Town Bikes who finds any excuse to…

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blue ridge burn

The Blue Ridge Burn Run is happening in beautiful Walnut Creek Park This is the week we’ve all been waiting for… The Blue Ridge Burn is happening this weekend! We checked out the trails last week and can confirm it will be a gorgeous trail run through some splendid fall foliage. The Blue Ridge Burn…

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climate change protest

Climate Justice Protestors that “Shut Down” D.C. on Monday returned to the streets again this Friday Morning Global attention on climate justice has increased during the month of September due to the efforts of activists who fear climate change the most: children. Swedish Environmentalist Activist Greta Thunberg has turned a lot of heads to the…

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Mysterious Neurological Disorder is Sickening Florida Panthers A mysterious neurological disorder that has stricken panthers and bobcats in the sunshine state over the past two months has increasingly raised concern over the past year. No one knows what causes it or if theirs a way to cure the already endangered animals. In four counties in Florida,…

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A new lawsuit is potentially a game-changer for environmental issues. This week, the 74th United Nations General Assembly is taking place in New York. While world leaders are gathering to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the world, young people are speaking out and challenging those in charge to address climate change. Today, 16…

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The Autumnal Equinox is Upon Us What’s better than a Monday? A Monday you can call The Autumnal Equinox! Today at 3:50 a.m. the sun was directly in line with the equator, marking the official equinox. As a result. both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will have the same amount of daylight. Which means the…

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Charlottesville Youth Climate Strike Join in the global climate strike movement on Friday, September 20 at noon on the Downtown Mall. Charlottesville area youth and their allies will be speaking out and marching to demand a local response to the global climate emergency. The Charlottesville march is being led by 11-year-old Gudrun Campbell. Join Campbell…

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Protection for the A.T. from pipelines and cellphone towers Plainfield Township officials have approved zoning to protect their 1½-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. It will prevent projects like natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels, and cellphone towers from being located near the scenic footpath. The Morning Call reported that The Appalachian Trail Conservancy…

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New Laws Targeting Vehicle Camping Could End Dirtbagging Over the past few years, more and more iconic outdoor heros have been highlighted for their “dirtbag” living, making the idea of “van life” and staple in outdoor culture. With word spreading, #vanlife has blown up in the past few years, causing certain states to feel overwhelmed…

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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office uses AC/DC for hazing bison According to a Sept. 10 Facebook post, the Gallatin Country Sheriff’s Office utilizes an unconventional method when clearing reluctant bison from roadways in or around the Yellowstone National Park boundary at West Yellowstone: blasting “Hell’s Bells” by Australian hard-rock band AC/DC. Deputies typically respond to bison on…

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