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December 2018

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The Other John Muir Trail

In September 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War, a wild-eyed 29-year-old man left Louisville, Kentucky on foot with little money,...

Skurka Says – A Southerner’s Guide to Gearing Up for Winter

I’m not totally sure I’d be around to write this now if, before setting out on a backpacking trip last January, I hadn’t recently...

The Super Plunge

Polar Plunges are too chill for these cold-hearted Do-gooders who wade into the frigid Chesapeake 24 times in 24 hours. There are polar bear plunges,...

Supreme Court Weighs Uranium Mining Ban in Virginia

For decades, uranium mining has been banned by state law in Virginia. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the state has authority...

Neko’s Comeback

How did downhill biking phenom Neko Mulally rediscover his mountain biking mojo? He built a bike park. A torrential downpour is pounding Snowshoe Mountain in...

Ice Climbing: The Best Kept Secret in the South

The best kept secret in the Shenandoah The Shenandoah ice crags are spoken about in hushed tones, with only the most trusted climbers charged with keeping...