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August 2016

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Smoky Was Wrong: Why Our Forests Need Fire

The first reports of the fire in Shenandoah National Park arrived at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, citing smoke several miles up the Rocky Mount Trail in the south district.

Trail Mix: Sam Bush on Songwriting

Sam Bush may not be a household name, but among bluegrass fans and in the broader roots music world, he’s a hero of the highest order.

Swimming Hole Essentials

Sara Bell's top gear picks for an adventurous day exploring swimming holes.

The 13 Best Adventure Campuses in the Blue Ridge

In the market for a top-notch education with adventure opportunities? We've got you covered.

The Last Howl: Will The Red Wolf Go Extinct This Year?

There are only 45 are left—and a few North Carolina landowners want them gone.

The August Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live

Pick up your copy on a news stand today or read online to learn 11 of the best swimming holes in our Southeastern National Parks, the dwindling status of the endangered red wolf, the truth about wild fires, and much more!