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August 2010

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The Iron Route

Climbing Southern Via Ferrata If you’ve always wanted to scale a craggy cliff, but never quite conjured the nerve, try going vertical on a...

Best of the New River Gorge

Mike Williams is a Fayetteville, W.Va., resident who just published New River Gorge Rock Climbs, the most comprehensive climbing guidebook to the New and...

The Next High School Sport: Mountain Biking

Mountain biking could become an official sport at a high school near you. Matt Fritzinger, head of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is creating...

Troubled Waters

Four regional rivers were named to the country’s top 10 endangered rivers, published annually by watchdog group American Rivers. West Virginia’s mighty Gauley River—revered...

Fly Through the Forest

Zip Lines Soar Across the Southeast In recent years, canopy and zip line tours have exploded in popularity across the Southeast. The once-exotic adventure...

Dragon Boat Racing

Teams of 22 paddle 41-foot-long boats carved and painted to look like dragons in head-to-head races where heats of four boats sprint across 500...