Departments 

QUICK HITS

100-Mile Challenge New A.T. Record Professor vs. bear hunters

FLASHPOINT

Is fire better than logging for restoring the Chattooga River’s health?

THE GOODS

Expert-selected items that every angler needs.

TRAIL MIX

Long Journey Home: Lucinda Williams revisits her Southern roots.

Features

FLY WAY

Savvy anglers have long used the Blue Ridge Parkway to reach their favorite mountain streams. Next time you head to the mountains with a 5 weight in tow, use this guide to best fly fishing along the two-lane scenic byway.

BEHIND THE LENS

Seven top regional photographers offer their field-tested insights and their favorite places to shoot.

WHY WE GO

What inspires thru-hikers to tackle the A.T.? For Chris Gallaway, the answer is simple: love.

BATTLEFIELD

A white runner at Atlanta’s Kennesaw Mountain is an unexpected minority.

WATER WARRIORS

After visiting Africa to witness firsthand the life-saving impacts of clean water, Jess Daddio returns home to examine water quality in her Blue Ridge backyard.