January 2008

The Dirt on Hemlock Hero Will Blozan

By Jedd Ferris | 05 Mar 15
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B.R.O. talks with Hemlock hero Will Blozen, a regional arborist who is working to help save the “sequoias of the South” from woolly adelgid.

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PACKED & READY FOR NEXT SUMMER

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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Packing for summer camp is a breeze and really boils down to a few, easy-to-remember rules. If you are a novice camp packer, some of these rules may come as a shock, but most experienced camp packers will undoubtedly give this list two-thumbs up!

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CAMP SMELL

By Beau Beasley | 01 Jan 08
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I’ve read that smell is one of the strongest associations we have to our memory. Just take a whiff of playdoh, Old Spice aftershave, and Tropicana tanning oil and you are sure to be playing in the back of the car on a beach trip with your Grandpa.

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DAY IN THE LIFE: CAMP CAROLINA

By Beau Beasley | 01 Jan 08
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The overall purpose of Camp Carolina is to make a boy’s summer camp safe, fun, memorable, and a valuable factor in his complete development. The philosophy of Camp Carolina centers around simplicity of life, importance of self-reliance, value of human relations, wonders of nature, respect for property and resources and the challenge of high adventure…

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THE GREEN SCORECARD

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jan 08
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For the first time in decades, the environment is getting some play in the race for the presidency.

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Outdoor Family Guide 2008

By Graham Averill | 01 Jan 08
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Is there anything better than watching your children’s face glow the first time they ski a run without falling? Or paddle their first river? There’s nothing sweeter in life than passing your passion for the outdoors down to your kids.

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BLUE YONDER

By Beau Beasley | 01 Jan 08
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What’s a blue moon? Does it really look blue?

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Bear Facts

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jan 08
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Briefs from the Blue Ridge

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The Need for Speed

By Beau Beasley | 01 Jan 08
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I love hiking. I love going into the woods and spending the entire day playing in rivers, gazing across mountain vistas, and enjoying the camaraderie and solace provided by fellow hikers and a warm fire.

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Escape: Slatyfork, West Virginia

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jan 08
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Slatyfork is the gateway to one of the International Mountain Biking Association’s Epic Rides. The 37-mile Gauley Headwaters ride moves from open meadows to a maze within the Mon’s tight and technical hardwood forests. A legendary highlight includes the lengthy Tea Creek Mountain descent.

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SWITCHBACK: Should hunters and hikers share the same trails?

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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Should hunters and hikers share the same trails?

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TOP 12 OUTDOORS EVENTS FOR JANUARY 08

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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BY BOAT, BOOT, AND BIKE

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JOKES ACROSS AMERICA

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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Dan Ettinger and Simon Goldberg rode their bikes 3,824 miles from the coast of Washington to the coast of South Carolina. Along the way, they asked everyone they met to tell them a joke. Why? Because there’s no better way to reconnect with the pulse of America than by trading good “knock knock” jokes. BRO talked with these two lifelong friends about making people laugh, hand gestures, and how full body lycra scares certain people.

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CAMPS GUIDE GREEN RIVER PRESERVE

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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An expansive and highly diversified 3,400-acre haven awaits eager campers on private, protected land in Western North Carolina.

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CAMPS GUIDE

By BRO Staff | 01 Jan 08
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ACAC Adventure Central ACAC’s Sports Specific camps offer comprehensive instruction in all facets of the games combining specific skill development with agility, foot work and speed training. The sport-specific conditioning camps are ideal for those individuals of all ability levels who wish to increase performance for the upcoming season. Directors: Randy Eppard Address: 200 Four…

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