August 2013

Stories, essays, gear reviews, and photos from the August 2013 print edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine .

The Long Road: James Justin and Company

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Aug 13
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Visiting places with Justin James and Company.

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What a Woman Wants: Women’s Adventure Gear

By Jess Daddio | 26 Aug 13
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Whether you’re hitting the trail or the town, these women’s adventure gear items will keep you at the top of your game.

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Best Guided Trips in the South

By Graham Averill | 22 Aug 13
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If you want to go big in the southern Appalachians, go with a pro.

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Skydiving in the Blue Ridge

By Jess Daddio | 21 Aug 13
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If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.

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The Paddler Bucket List

By Chris Gragtmans | 19 Aug 13
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Twelve bucket list items for every paddler in the Southeast.

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Meet the Best Athletes in the Blue Ridge

By Jess Daddio | 16 Aug 13
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Profiles of three of the best athletes in the Blue Ridge region featuring biker Chris Scott, kayaker Emily Jackson, and hiker Bill “Skywalker” Walker.

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Welcome to the Green River Games

By Ky Delaney | 14 Aug 13
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Think you have what it takes to compete in the world’s toughest races?

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The Catawba River Runs Through Rick Gaskins

By Brian Plemmons | 13 Aug 13
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One man’s fight to save the endangered Catawba River.

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Best Adventure Colleges in the Blue Ridge

By Jess Daddio | 09 Aug 13
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When I was a senior in high school, my goal was not just to go to college; I wanted to go to college as far away as possible from my northern Virginia hometown. But when the acceptance letters rolled in and the dollar signs started showing, I quickly realized that my romanticized higher education plans…

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Water Supply Debate: To Divert or Not Divert

By Devan Boyle | 06 Aug 13
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Should water be kept in rivers or diverted for more drinking water?

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Blue Ridge Outdoors August Issue on Newsstands Now!

By BRO Staff | 31 Jul 13
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The Blue Ridge Outdoors August Issue is on Newsstands and online featuring Epic Appalachian Adventures, the Best Outdoors Schools in the South, and more!

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