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February 2009

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SERENA: Blue Ridge Forests Provide Backdrop for Ron Rash’s New Novel

On October 18, 1929, just days before the stock market crash, Thomas Wolfe published his monumental novel, Look Homeward, Angel, unveiling the machinations behind...

Movies Made in the Mountains

Deliverance (1972) Chattahoochee National Forest, Ga. The 1972 adaptation of the James Dickey novel has scarred the South forever with backwoods cultural stereotypes, but it also...

Famous Faces and Places

In the mid 70s JOhnny Cash was riding an unprecedented wave of country music stardom. In June of 1974 his performance at Grandfather Mountain...

Road Rage

Can cyclists overcome the obstacles of pedaling to work? Road rage can strike anywhere—even Portland, Oregon, continuously rated the most bike-friendly city in America. Last...

Supersized South

Outdoor Programs Fight the Battle of the Bulge Maybe it was the invention of country-fried steak. Or possibly it’s because there’s a Cracker Barrel every...

Something in the Air

Maintaining personal health is about more than just diet and exercise While most of us spend time, money, and energy keeping ourselves healthy, the society...