August 2011

Jim Thorpe, PA

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jul 11
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Blue Ridge Outdoors guide to Jim Thorpe, P.A.

Nestled in a scenic valley carved by the Lehigh River, the town of just over 5,000 people is the gateway to the Pocono Mountains.

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Jason Isbell: Former Drive-By Trucker Rides Solo

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jul 11
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

With his new album, Here We Rest, Jason Isbell is finally done being the guy who used to be in the Drive-By Truckers.

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How to Do Everything Wrong

By Graham Averill | 26 Jul 11
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10 rules for blowing an epic adventure

10 rules for (mis)planning an epic adventure.

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Open Water

By Graham Averill | 26 Jul 11
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Kathleen Wilson swims around Charleston, S.C. Photo: Gary McElveen

Giant catfish, mind games, and how wetsuits are like doping in the world of open water swimming.

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The Nuclear South

By Suemedha Sood | 26 Jul 11
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Nuclear power in the South is becoming an environmental and social issue.

The South is the nuclear capital of the world. Will proposed uranium mining – and fallout from the Japan disaster – change our course?

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Why I Don’t Want a Trail Name

By Johnny Molloy | 26 Jul 11
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Johnny Molloy does not want a trail name

Legendary hiker and author Johnny Molloy does not want a trail name.

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Hole Lotta Splash: Beat the Heat with Nature’s Swimming Pools

By Graham Averill | 26 Jul 11
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Swimmers cool off under a natural waterfall. Photo: Steven McBride

Beat the heat this summer with our guide to the best swimming holes in the Southern Appalachians.

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Thrill of the Chase

By Will Harlan | 26 Jul 11
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Will Harlan runs through Great Smoky Mountains National Park in pursuit of a trail running record.

I am not a runner. I’m a chaser.

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The Long Road: Epic Blue Ridge Cycling Rides

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jul 11
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The Long Road: Listing of Epic Blue Ridge Cycling Rides

Put the fun between your legs. August means cycling season is heating up, so get in gear for the long haul.

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Hey Ladies

By Graham Averill | 25 Jul 11
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Shrink it and pink it? Not this batch of women’s specific gear, which takes more into account than just a cute color.

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The Half: Running’s Least Celebrated Race

By Graham Averill | 25 Jul 11
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2010 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

The half doesn’t receive half the attention of the marathon, but it’s possibly the perfect distance, particularly for new runners.

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Sleep Tighter

By Graham Averill | 25 Jul 11
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Is your lack of sleep killing you? It’s definitely killing your finish times.

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Trailhead Shorts: Energy Miles, Adventures, and Ride Across America

By BRO Staff | 25 Jul 11
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Energy Mile Testing

Energy mile testing, must do adventures and Ride Across America by the numbers.

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Wily Coyote: Friend of Foe?

By Suemedha Sood | 25 Jul 11
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Coyote: Friend or Foe. The ecological impact

Although there were no coyotes in the Southeast prior to the 1950s, their presence is now growing quite rapidly.

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Q & A: Russ Anderson

By Graham Averill | 25 Jul 11
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Russ Anderson at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail

A septuagenarian attempts to thru-hike the A.T. and explain to his friends that life begins at 70.

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