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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE

Scott Jurek makes a career-capping comeback to break the Appalachian Trail speed record.

CONTRIBUTOR QUESTIONS

Once a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a different question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we asked about childhood dream jobs. Here’s what they had to say.

CHATTER

Chatter is a Monthly collection of Reader Reactions to previous BRO Issues

FLASHPOINT

Ocoee River ransomed by TVA

QUICK HITS

Eastern cougar declared extinct Tour de Pour Bikers bare al 500-pound marathoner

THE DIRT

Q&A with Scott Jurek Exercise makes you smarter

THE GOODS

Cyclist’s Ally Stacher’s go-to gear

TRAIL MIX

New grooves from our neck of the woods

FEATURES

COOL SCHOOLS

Hike the A.T., scuba dive, ice climb, paddle rivers for college credit. Check out the 32 best college courses and outdoor offerings in the Southeast.

WILL WORK FOR ADVENTURE

Get paid to do what you love. Meet six outdoor enthusiasts who have made their dream jobs a reality.

‘HOLD THE TRAIL LIGHTLY’

Previous A.T. record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis shares her thoughts on Scott Jurek’s new mark.

RIDE BIKES, DRINK BOURBON

Four cyclists pedal 60 miles of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail., visiting distilleries along the way. On paper, it sounds awesome. In reality, it’s even better.

DOWN UNDER

Scuba diving in Southern Appalachia can be full of surprises—including shipwrecks, flooded towns, and underwater poker games.

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