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July 2024: Ruff Rides

On the Cover: Fox, enjoying the view during a road trip break, near milepost 432 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by J Smilanic @dawnfirephotography.


Field Report

At 75, a man fulfilled a childhood dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with help from his dog.


When young kids discover the magic of camping.

Field Notes

A veterinarian incorporates pet safety into search and rescue. 

The Out and Back

Rekindling love for former outdoors favorites. 

The Goods

Great gear for Southern road trips.

Trail Mix

Fresh tunes from Phish and 49 Winchester.


Ruff Rides

Dog-friendly road trip destinations in the Blue Ridge. 

Blue Ridge Parkway Basecamps

Adventures were plentiful on a 16-day road trip in the Appalachians. 

Pup Protection

An adventurer shares her favorite gear for keeping her dog safe in the wild. 

Into the Wild

A North Carolina photographer documents the endangered red wolf.

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