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Best of the Blue Ridge

Our readers have spoken. After 85,000 votes over the course of six weeks, the final results are in. Here are readers’ favorite places, people, events, businesses, and organizations.

Our readers have spoken. After 85,000 votes over the course of six weeks, the final results are in. Here are readers’ favorite places, people, events, businesses, and organizations.

New Year, New You

Need a little oomph to kick off your outdoor resolutions? Reach the summits you seek with help from these adventure experts.

Blue Ridge Briefs

Wardian breaks more records • The price of chasing Bigfoot • Father-son thru-hike • Elk returning to coal country

Flashpoint

Wildfires have left 14 dead and hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed. Who started the fires— and why?

The Dirt

Hygge is a Danish lifestyle hack that loosely translates to being warm and cozy with friends while outside it is dark and cold. Here are four Hygge-inspired adventures in the southeast to experience this winter.

The Goods

A.T. thru-hiker Jack Schroeder picks his favorite winter backpacking gear.

Trail Mix

 5 Regional Acts to Catch in the New Year.

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