February 2012

Almost Heaven

By Skip Brown | 26 Jan 12
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Snow kiting soars in the Sinks – if you can get there.

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Ski Highway

By Dustin Zarnikow | 26 Jan 12
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Ski Highway

Highway 219 is a two-lane path to snowsports nirvana. Follow Blizzard Boulevard to the top Southern resorts, as well as the best bars, beds, and backcountry adventure.

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Best Races for Beginners

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jan 12
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Monument Avenue 10k

Whether you’re a rookie runner, biker, or paddler, a race is the perfect goal to propel a lifelong passion for your sport. Tackle one of these upcoming beginner classics.

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Dress the Part

By Doug Schnitzspahn | 26 Jan 12
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BRO Gear: Dress the part

The latest technical apparel will keep you warm and dry when you are out playing in the wild.

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Unforgettable

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jan 12
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Blue Sky Fund takes inner city kids into the wilderness

A Richmond teacher and neighbor leads inner-city youth into the outdoors.

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Mount Rogers, Va.

By Dustin Zarnikow | 26 Jan 12
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Hiking in Jefferson National Forest

Three unforgettable backcountry experiences in the high country.

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The Loudest Horns in Dixie

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jan 12
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Richmond Jazz band Fight the Big Bull

Fight the Big Bull’s world-class improv Jazz originates in Richmond.

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Lost Town of Lignite

By Kyle Daly | 26 Jan 12
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In search of a ghost town

In the crumbling remains of a former coal town reclaimed by the forest, life endures.

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Twilight on the Trail

By Chris Gragtmans | 26 Jan 12
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Twilight ride

A mountain biker finds agony and ecstasy on an evening ride.

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Turning Back

By Dustin Zarnikow | 26 Jan 12
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Winter camping trip goes bad

Two skilled winter backpackers make a difficult choice – and the right one.

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The Peak Bagger

By Graham Averill | 26 Jan 12
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Peak Bagging with Rick Shortt

Rick Shortt has a compulsive need to reach every summit in the South.

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Mount Anonymous

By Chris Dumond | 26 Jan 12
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Mount Anonymous

What’s in a name? A hiker attempts to name a beloved peak in his Blue Ridge backyard.

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Return of the Ride Center

By Graham Averill | 26 Jan 12
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IMBA reboots the Ride Center concept. Where does that leave Uwharrie?

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High Five: February 2012

By BRO Admin | 26 Jan 12
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High Five February 2012

Tiny boats, reefer madness and escaping rebels in this month’s High Five.

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Switchback Results: Fees and Favorites

By BRO Staff | 26 Jan 12
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Switchback Reader Poll Results

Find out whether you would accept public land user fees and if the Appalachians are your favorite mountains.

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