August 2008

TBT: In Search of Bigfoot

By Graham Averill | 06 Aug 15
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“So here we are, sitting in the dark on a Sunday night, searching the woods with night vision technology, looking for a seven-foot-tall ape-like creature who walks on two legs and is not supposed to exist.”

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Sherpa Observations

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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Were past the midway point now, so I figured I’d share some of the random things Ive noticed on and off the trail

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Hike by Numbers

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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0 – blisters I have had over the past 1,800 miles.

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Beat the Heat

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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There’s hot, and then there’s the Third Circle of Hell kind of heat that we’re dealing with right now. Forget global warming—we’re talking about global baking, particularly here in the Southeast where temperatures routinely hit the triple digits and the humidity hovers around 100%. If you’re trying to grow a fungus, this weather is ideal.…

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The Fat of the Matter

By Beau Beasley | 01 Aug 08
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When I weighed myself on the scale at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harpers Ferry, I came in at 135 pounds.

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Dead Zones Rising

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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Pollution Increases Oxygen-Starved Ocean Pockets

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Pablo: The Tale of An Aging Dog

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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<em>“What truly sets [my dog Pablo’s] nose aquiver in moist anticipation is a trip to the woods . . . Once or twice a week, we go running along the Mountains-to-Sea trail . . . Once he leaves the couch cushion and hits the trail, Pablo quickly shifts gears from flat boredom into flat-out joy:…

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New River Gorge Expansion

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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National Park Adds Acreage, Looks for More

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Is it really over?

By Beau Beasley | 01 Aug 08
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This past Saturday afternoon, surrounded by friends and family, I reached the long awaited summit atop Springer Mountain . . .

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Profile: Sugar Hill Records Founder Barry Poss

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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Barry Poss was well on his way to life in academia. A James B. Duke Fellow in sociology at Duke University, Poss was within one chapter of finishing his dissertation when he left his studies in 1975 and took a job with County Records in Virginia. In 1978, Poss founded Sugar Hill Records, the venerable…

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Big Ditch Challenge

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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Following the trail blazed by the South Beyond 6,000 (hike 40 peaks in Southern Apps taller than 6,000 feet) Georgia State Parks has created their own hiking challenge. The Canyon Climbers Club reserves membership for people who have hiked Georgia’s four canyons, Amicalola, Tallulah Gorge, Cloudland Canyon, and Providence Canyon. To join the club and…

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Winds of Change on Coal River

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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West Virginia Mountain Community Pushes for Wind Farm

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Playlist: Boone Creek

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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One Way Track

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Stings and Storms

By Beau Beasley | 01 Aug 08
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The box should read: “May cause dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness. Do not drive, operate large machinery or hike 40 miles on the AT until you know how this medicine will affect you.”

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Sugar Hill Favorites

By BRO Staff | 01 Aug 08
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Your Favorite Sugar Hill Record<br /> <em>Musicians, Radio Hosts, and Fans Reveal the Best of the Venerable Acoustic Label </em> <em> “Just one? How do I pick just one?” Like choosing your favorite child, it seems that choosing your favorite Sugar Hill disc is a near impossible task, as this was a common refrain found…

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