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February 2024: Best of the Blue Ridge

On the Cover

A family of bears, shot with a long-range lens, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The image is the winner of our annual Cover Photo Contest. Photo by Jared Kreiss

Departments

Essay

Family members bond on an Appalachian Trail section hike.

Field Report

Reyes Satevo ran 278 miles at Tennessee’s Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra World Championships.

The Out and Back

If you want to fail big, you have to aim big. 

The Goods

Great gear from Blue Ridge brands.

Trail Mix

New tunes from Tyler Ramsey and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Features

Best of the Blue Ridge
Readers pick the region’s top trails, best brews, and sweetest views.

Disc Golf Goes Green

A new course in a Virginia state park focuses on forest succession. 

Under the Surface

Meet the teenager using river snorkeling to help conserve Blue Ridge waterways.

Chattanooga on Two Wheels

This Tennessee city is a biking hotbed. 

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