Departments Quick Hits Kids on Bikes – Plastic Bottle Ban – Get in Gear Fest – Supreme Court to Decide Future of Appalachian Trail Perspective An interview with Jonathan Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Service. Explore Take a trip to the Blue Ridge Discovery Center. A trip to the Blue Ridge Discovery Center. The Goods Fly Fishing Favorites Features Hatches of Spring Cast your fly rod at one of these five regional fisheries. Race Ahead Climbers compete on the boulders during Dynomite. Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Start training and sign up for one of these standout events in the Blue Ridge. New Places to Play A look at two state parks in development. Meet the StreamSweepers local Residents in southwest virginia remove trash from the Clinch River. A group intent on cleaning up the Clinch River. Cherokee Changes Principal Chief Richard Sneed is turning his western North Carolina home into a mecca of outdoor recreation—and he’s doing it using traditional tribal values. Tight Lines Top fishing destinations in the Southeast On the Cover Casting lines on Virginia's James River. Photo by Sam Dean.