January 2017

New Year, New You

By Jess Daddio | 08 Jan 18
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Are your New Year’s resolutions a little lacking this year? Get inspired with these words from the wise.

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Fire on the Mountain

By Mason Adams | 24 Jan 17
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Wildfires in Appalachia have taken 14 lives and destroyed over 700 homes and businesses. What caused the fires, who started them—and why?

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Best of the Blue Ridge

By Jess Daddio | 24 Jan 17
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The readers have spoken. After more than 85,000 votes over the course of six weeks, we have our 2017 Best of the Blue Ridge winners and favorites. DESTINATIONS Hiking Trail Carter Caves State Park, Olive Hill, Ky. Favorites: Sheltowee Trace Trail, Ky. Standing Stone Trail, Penn. Mostly recognized for its impressive cavern system, Carter Caves in…

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A Thru-Hiker’s Favorite Winter Gear

By Graham Averill | 16 Jan 17
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Winter is the best season for outdoor adventure, says A.T. thru hiker Jack schroeder.

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Trail Mix: 5 Artists on the Verge

By Jedd Ferris | 10 Jan 17
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Looking for new sounds in 2017? Check out these bands that are bound for bigger things.

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In Search of Hygge: 4 Cozy and Warm Winter Adventures in the Southeast

By Melina Coogan | 09 Jan 17
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Hygge is a Danish lifestyle hack that loosely translates to being warm and cozy with friends while outside it is dark and cold. Here are four Hygge-inspired adventures in the southeast to experience this winter.

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The January Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 30 Dec 16
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Best of the Blue Ridge, a winter time thru-hikers gear picks, a blueprint for adventure in the New Year, and more!

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