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August 2009

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Great Falls National Park, Va.

Just 15 miles upstream from the nation’s capital, the Potomac River gets all kinds of wild and crazy. At Great Falls, the river gathers...

The Corduroy Road: Athens’ Next Big Thing

The Buzz The Corduroy Road is the latest band lobbying to add its name to Athens, Georgia’s musical legacy. Begun as a duo by Drew...

Sonic Spaces

If you like ambience as much as the sounds coming off the strings, check out these five essential music rooms in the South. The Purple...

Riverboarding: The Wildest New Watersport Delivers a Face Full of Wet

Pillow Rock Rapid on West Virginia’s Gauley River is a roiling torrent of class V whitewater. When a raft guide maneuvers a 16-foot commercial...

Wild About Jesus

It’s 80 degrees in mid-August, and I am skiing down the side of a mountain in Virginia. It’s an astonishing feat made possible by the...

The Biggest Baddest Most Outrageous Climbing Events in the Southeast

NEW RIVER RENDEZVOUS Fayetteville, W.Va., May 14-16 This annual climbers’ fest raises funds for the New River Alliance, the group that protects climbing access in the...