August 2020: The 25th Anniversary Issue!

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On the Cover: 25th anniversary cover illustration by Rhianna Wurman 


Quick Hits
How Blue Ridge Outdoors began: A Q&A with the founders of the magazine. 

A longtime BRO editor pays tribute to the contributors who’ve filled our pages with inspiring words. 

The Goods
Gear through the years: Classics that have stood the test of time, and the equipment that will carry adventurers into the future. 

Trail Mix
Flat-picking ace and quintessential Blue Ridge musician Larry Keel reflects on a long career. 

TrailMix Virtual Festival
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a two day virtual music festival! Tune in with the links below:

Day 1

Day 2


Our 25th Anniversary
In 1995 we published the inaugural issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors as an insert in a local alt-weekly. Since then we’ve gone monthly and glossy, and published hundreds of issues covering the best of the mountains in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Look back on a quarter-century of adventure highlights. 

Faces and Places: 25 Years of Adventure
Staff members and contributors from the past and present share a favorite memory from their time with Blue Ridge Outdoors. 

Outdoor Outlooks
Experts in running, hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, and fly fishing look back at the past and predict the directions of trends and evolutions in their respective sports. 

Special Sections

2020-2021 Race & Event Guide


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