DEPARTMENTS

CHATTER

Chatter is a Monthly collection of Reader Reactions to previous BRO Issues

CONTRIBUTORS

Worst road trip moment?

EDITOR’S NOTE

A river goes to court

FLASHPOINT

Does nature have rights?

QUICK HITS

The A.T.’s bionic woman Running doc saves second life during race Blue Ridge tops list of national conservation priorities

THE GOODS

Record-breaking runner Michael Wardian selects his go-to gear

TRAIL MIX

West Virginia’s 20-year-old tunesmith Christian Lopez

FEATURES

TOP ADVENTURE DOG PHOTO CONTEST

We received over 365 photos (and nearly 15,400 votes) for our third annual contest! Our winner this year is a bit of tear jerker.

WOLF WARS

The last 100 red wolves live in a North Carolina wildlife sanctuary. Hunters and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission want to shut it down.

TURN IT OFF

Social media is changing the way we play. Does Strava enhance or erode the outdoor experience? Does paddling porn amplify adventure or push danger too far?

THE BARN THAT LOVE BUILT

A Gay Married Couple In W.Va. Open a World-Class B&B

MYSTERY MOVES

Squirt Boating World Championships Celebrate Underwater Boat Dancing

LOOK OUT BELOW

Make a big splash at one of these nine sweet Southern Appalachian swimming holes.

THE QUINTESSENTIAL ROAD TRIP

Ditch the hotels and tourist traps for an authentic experience along the Blue Ridge Mountains from northern Georgia to Pennsylvania. An affinity for bluegrass, a tolerance for camping, and a sense of adventure required.

WHAT’S THE POINT?

New research indicates that the best way to improve your performance is to think less about yourself and more about others. Just ask A.T. record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis.

WHY I STILL WATCH

Has the Tour de France lost its luster? Devon O’Neil describes the peaks and valleys of being a cycling sports fan in an age of fallen heroes.