Wally Smith

Going Home Again

A steep mountain road Brings a Runner Back to His Roots "You OK, son?" It's mid-October of 2003—one of those crystal-clear fall afternoons that never seems to...

Finding Pine Mountain

A largely undiscovered oasis in the coalfields is helping communities rebuild. My hiking partner and I have been walking the Kentucky-Virginia border for an ho...

Hidden Treasures

Southern rivers are some of the world’s most biologically diverse. Snorkelers are taking the plunge to see for themselves. Casper Cox sits neck-deep in the mid...
Fireflies In The Mountains

Chasing The Light

A Synchronous Firefly Discovery Raises Questions About How We Experience the Outdoors Photo: Radim Schreiber Night falls in the cove where I've set up a camera...