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MOUNTAIN MEDICINE PART 7: If it Ain’t Broke

Click here to read the whole article Any good doctor, veterinarian, or mechanic understands that wellness isn’t just about fixing what’s already broken. Maintenance and preventative care are vital, if not the most important components of a healthy lifestyle.  My truck often gives me grief — unsurprising, considering its age and the odometer reading. Several…
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Snow in the South

Aiming at the future. No wonder they called them snow guns. Photo: Beech Mountain Historical Society Who Would Write a Book About Snow in the South?  I would. Here’s Why. The South is the Rodney Dangerfield of ski regions—it never seems to get any respect. At least that’s the way I saw it back in…
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Winter Wonderlands | 4 Wild Winter Adventures

Four of our favorite winter backpacking trips, from overnighters to full blown three-day excursions.
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Daniel Donato: Cosmic Country

Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato, is touring the Blue Ridge riding cosmic western style with about seven different guitars strapped to his back. A new player emerges in the instrumental-experimental-roots music world and at 23-years-old, has already established his own sound and a place as one of the greats. It all began just outside of…
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Hitting the Slopes (On a Budget)

Look ahead: Buying passes for the 2020/2021 season before the current winter ends can be a great way to save money on the slopes. Tips to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the family Among the pantheon of recreational outdoor activities, few can be as wallet-shredding as snowsports. And while skiing and snowboarding cost a…
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Trail Mix: Five Anticipated Albums Coming in Early 2020

Nathaniel Rateliff is returning to his roots as a folksinger.  Plenty of great new albums are on the horizon in the new year. Check out five of our new favorites.  Drive-By Truckers “The Unraveling” The stalwart Southern country-rock outfit will return with their first LP since the politically charged 2016 effort “American Band.” Due on…
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The Mapmaker

Photo by: Andrew Kornylak A commemorative, yet intrinsically detailed guide to Boone’s rocky playground. Some may call his designs a work of art, others may simply conclude that they are his tribute to the beauty of the landscape and the rock climbing central he calls home. His name is Joey Henson.  Joey is a rock…
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Missing Va kayaker rescued after disappearing in Florida Everglades

On January 22 a 67-year-old Virginia man, Mark Miele, set out for a solo kayaking trip through the Florida Everglades. He was due back on January 29 but failed to make it back. People began to search. According to a post made on Collier County’s Sherriff’s Office Facebook page, one of Miele’s bags washed up…
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