December 2016

Winter Bucket List: 38 Must-Do Appalachian Adventures

By Jess Daddio | 16 Nov 17
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The outdoors in winter offers clearer skies, better views, and quieter trails. We’ve sourced 38 of the best winter adventures across nine different states to keep your outdoor mojo intact till spring.

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On Thin Ice

By Jess Daddio | 14 Dec 16
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An in-depth look at the small but dedicated North Carolina ice climbing scene.

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Best in Snow: Top Winter Gear Picks Revealed

By Graham Averill | 13 Dec 16
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Very few people get more days on the snow than Phillip Yates, the terrain park manager for Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Here are his picks for the best winter gear.

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Looking Back on Looking Glass

By Mike Reardon | 12 Dec 16
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This December marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Looking Glass Rock’s The Nose, a route that laid the groundwork for rock climbing in the granite enriched Southeast.

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Hiking Viking Tom Gathman Conquers a Winter A.T. Thru-Hike

By Eric Wallace | 08 Dec 16
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The Hiking Viking completes a winter A.T. thru-hike.

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Hiking with Paul’s Boots

By Eric Wallace | 07 Dec 16
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Friends and strangers carried hiking shoes 2,189 miles in memory of an aspiring thru-hiker.

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Pay to Play: Is it Time for ‘Non-Take’ Recreationalists to Pay Up?

By Mason Adams | 06 Dec 16
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Hunters and fishermen have paid for conservation since the ’30s. Maybe it’s time for other outdoor recreationalists to ante up.

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Outdoor D-Bags

By Rachel Walker | 01 Dec 16
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It’s time to meet the worst people in the outdoor world.

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Trail Mix: 10 Best Albums of 2016

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Dec 16
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10 Best 2016 Albums from Artists with Southern Roots

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The December Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 30 Nov 16
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Pick up your copy at a newsstand near you or read online today!

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