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Editor’s Note
20 Years of You

Is Atlantic Oil Drilling Inevitable?

The Dirt
Marathon winner DQed / Four year old climbs 50-foot tree / New A.T. doc / Land conservation wins at ballot box / Sprinter chases Olympic dream / Bear balancing act / Raising hell to save salamanders

Then and Now
A tale of two iconic outfitters and their evolution.

The Goods
The latest in wintersports gear technology to carry you into the new year.


Best of the Blue Ridge Awards
After four weeks and over 5,000 votes, the results are in. Readers selected their favorite regional races, faces, and places.

Roads to Nowhere
The Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan proposes more roads and logging—and fewer trails and wild places.

Man on a Wire
Highliner Edward Yates conquers the Chattanooga skyline.