January 2012

The Greenest Man in the Mountains Lives On

By Will Harlan | 25 Jun 15
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Bill Banks' sustainable farm in North Carolina

He owned no computer, cell phone, or other electronic gadgets. He watched the clouds roll over the mountains and the squirrels gathering walnuts. Bill’s life reminds me about the hardest part about truly being green: living simply doesn’t mean living easily.

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First Descent

By Chris Gragtmans | 03 Mar 15
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Gragtmans on Desoto's Edge. Photo: Chris Gallaway

Gonzo paddler Chris Gragtmans notches two first descents down massive, rain-swollen waterfalls in the South — Desoto Falls and Noccalula Falls.

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Best in Snow

By Dustin Zarnikow | 27 Dec 11
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snowmelt gathers in red creek, which flows through the heart of the dolly sods wilderness.

Exploring the Dolly Sods Wilderness by boot, ski, and snowshoe.

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The Fuzzy Folk Dimensions of Megafaun

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Dec 11
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Bon Iver Bros: North Carolina’s Megafaun made their latest album at justin vernon’s studio.

Megafaun has found the way to expand the boundaries of American tradition with just the right amount of experimental weirdness.

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Dog Sledding the South

By Dustin Zarnikow | 27 Dec 11
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Dog sledding in the South

Mushers train and race in the Appalachians for epic Alaskan adventures like the Iditarod. And they don’t need no stinkin’ snow to be competitive with the big dogs up North.

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Southern Ski Cheat Sheet

By Graham Averill | 27 Dec 11
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Appalachian Ski Mountain has the best post-work shred fest.

Where’s the best ski terrain in the South? Take this pop quiz to find out.

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The BRO 100

By Dustin Zarnikow | 27 Dec 11
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The BRO 100

100 foolproof, failsafe, airtight, guaranteed, tried-and-tested things for you to do this year, from our calendar to yours.

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Down the Mountain

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Dec 11
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Ski and snowboard races around the Blue Ridge

Ski races and snowboard comps in the South.

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‘Cross Dressing

By Doug Schnitzspahn | 27 Dec 11
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Cyclocross bikes review

Meet the rides sure to bring you glory on the the cyclocross course.

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The Moment: Comeback Kid

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Dec 11
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A warrior’s path to glory in his own words.

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The Best of MoTown

By Graham Averill | 27 Dec 11
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w-flying snowsports action to downtown morgantown.

The South’s coolest ski town doesn’t have a resort.

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High Five: January 2011

By BRO Admin | 27 Dec 11
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News and notes from around the Blue Ridge

Bigfoot, baffling birds and big flooding in this month’s High Five.

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Switchback Results: More Money, More Problems

By BRO Staff | 27 Dec 11
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This month’s Switchback is all about the bling.

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