July 2015

A Creek Contested

By Jess Wiegandt | 11 Jul 16
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Located just 30 minutes from downtown Roanoke and with 5.5 miles of continuous class IV, Johns is a 9-to-5 working boater’s wet dream.

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Christian Lopez: Onward + Upward

By Jedd Ferris | 28 Jul 15
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West Virginia’s Christian Lopez Delivers a Tight Twangy Debut.

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Why I Still Watch

By Devon O'Neil | 24 Jul 15
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The peaks and valleys of being a cycling sports fan in an age of fallen heroes.

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What’s the Point?

By Brad Stulberg | 22 Jul 15
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On just the 12th day of her record-attempting Appalachian Trail hike, with over 1,650 miles remaining, Jennifer Pharr Davis was broken down, depleted, and ready to give up.

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Wardian’s Picks

By Graham Averill | 21 Jul 15
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Record-breaking runner Mike Wardian selects his go-to gear

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Best Swimming Holes to Jump Into This Summer

By Darren Dahl | 16 Jul 15
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It’s getting hot out there. Cool off with these cliff jumping hot spots.

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Shorts: Blue Ridge Briefs

By Jedd Ferris | 15 Jul 15
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News briefs from the Blue Ridge and Beyond

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The Quintessential Road Trip Guide

By Jess Daddio | 14 Jul 15
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Ditch the hotels and tourist attractions 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.

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Mystery Moves

By Rebekah Wilson | 13 Jul 15
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Squirt Boating World Championships Celebrate Underwater Boat Dancing.

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Top Adventure Dog Selected by BRO Readers

By BRO Staff | 12 Jul 15
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Thousands of amazing adventure dog photos were posted on our site for the 2015 Top Adventure Dog Photo Contest, but in the end, only one dog could take the cake.

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Red Wolf Wars

By Ben Prater | 09 Jul 15
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The last 100 red wolves are protected by a program at a North Carolina Wildlife Sanctuary. Hunters and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission want to shut it down.

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Does Nature Have Rights?

By Jeff Kinney | 08 Jul 15
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Mother Nature versus her polluters.

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The Barn That Love Built

By Wiley Cash | 07 Jul 15
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A Gay Married Couple In W.Va. Open a World-Class B&B

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Editor’s Letter: River Right

By Will Harlan | 07 Jul 15
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A Watershed Goes to Court

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Turn It Off

By Jess Daddio | 06 Jul 15
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How social media is changing the way we play, OR IS IT?

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