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East Vs. West: Which side of the Smokies is best?

Stretching between Tennessee and North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, attracting more than twice...

DO YOU HEART PISGAH? Join the I Heart Pisgah Coalition. We did.

Thousands of citizens and dozens of businesses and organizations—including Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine—have joined together to help protect Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest.

Return of the Eastern Mountain Lion

Two mountain lion sightings have been confirmed in Tennessee. Another mountain lion was killed on a Connecticut highway. Are these elusive cats prowling the...

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 hour...

Red Wolf In Crisis: Agency Cuts Protections for the Last Wild Red Wolves

Yesterday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it will move forward with a scientifically unsupported plan to reduce the red wolf recovery area by 90 percent. It...

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...