Another year down, another great rotation around the sun for Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. We have enjoyed 2013 immensely, but now it’s out with the old and in with the new!

We have exciting things planned for the upcoming year, and it all starts with this January 2014 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors.

The centerpiece of this issue is our Blue Ridge Outdoors Ultimate 100. We list 100 activities, goals, and hotspots to guide you through a year of outdoor adventure in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Join the BRO staff in ticking off the adventures throughout the year. We’ll be updating our status year-round and we want to hear from you using #BROUltimate100. For more details on the project, check out the story.

We also want to help you get 2014 started on the right foot, and that means keeping that New Year’s resolution to be more active and maybe even drop a few pounds before Easter. Our Adventure Fitness Guide gives you the tools to do just that by staying out of the gym and getting back to basics with natural workouts. We also list the top 10 outdoor jobs to strive for in the new year.

In Departments, we interview the youngest A.T. thru-hiker in the history of the trail, the top female collegiate ski racer in the Southeast, and banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck on his new classically inspired album. Plus we list the best winter paddling gear, because the rivers don’t stop when the temperatures drop, and taste the newest innovation in brewing: beer concentrate for your next backcountry adventure. Then our experts get into the mix with a debate on whether CrossFit is bad ass or a bad idea.

Welcome to 2014 readers! It’s going to be another great year.

Features

The Ultimate 100

Adventure Fitness Guide

Top 10 Outdoor Jobs

Departments

Debate: CrossFit – Bad Ass or Bad Idea?

The Youngest A.T. Thru-Hiker

The South’s Collegiate Ski Champ

Backcountry Beer

The Best Winter Paddling Gear

Trail Mix: Bela Fleck Goes Classical

Essay

How to Date a Paddler