July 2013

Stories, news articles, essays and photos from the July, 2013 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Great Lake: Explore Lake Jocassee

By Ky Delaney | 13 Jul 17
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Explore Jocassee Lake—one of the last great places in the world.

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The N.C. High Country Road Trip: Low Mileage, High Intensity

By Graham Averill | 07 Aug 13
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Your Guide to the North Carolina High Country Road Trip including stops at the Linville Gorge, Rocky Knob Bike Park, Grandmother Mountain boulders, and more

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Secret Islands of the Chesapeake

By Suemedha Sood | 30 Jul 13
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A guide to visiting and exploring the secret islands of the Chesapeake Bay

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The Southwest Virginia Road Trip: The Local Food Quest

By Graham Averill | 29 Jul 13
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Guide to the Southwest Virginia Road Trip that includes hiking Mount Rogers in Grayson Highlands State Park, running North Mountain, biking, and beer.

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The Nature of Bass: Victor Wooten

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jul 13
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Victor Wooten, the bass virtuoso of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, has turned 150 acres in Tennessee into a music and nature camp for musicians.

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The Harrisonburg Road Trip: Stars, Bikes, and Beer

By Graham Averill | 25 Jul 13
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Guide to an adventure weekend in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia that includes star gazing, camping, biking, hiking, and beer.

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Summer Essentials: Adventure Travel Gear

By Jedd Ferris | 24 Jul 13
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Guide to essential adventure travel gear from shades to shirts.

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Walk the Plank: Death at the Tough Mudder

By Whitney Pipkin | 24 Jul 13
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Could the Tough Mudder’s first death become a reason to run?

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The Western North Carolina Road Trip: High and Fly

By Graham Averill | 23 Jul 13
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Your guide to the Western North Carolina Road Trip adventure including fly fishing on Flat Laurel Creek, mountain biking in DuPont State Forest, and more.

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Debate: Bike Lanes on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

By Devan Boyle | 22 Jul 13
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Should there be bike lanes on the Blue Ridge Parkway? Our experts debate.

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The East Tennessee Road Trip: Smoking Chattanooga

By Graham Averill | 18 Jul 13
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Guide to the East Tennessee Road Trip adventure including hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, paddling the Ocoee River, Chattanooga, and more.

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How to Live the Dream: Sponsorship for Dummies

By Chris Gragtmans | 17 Jul 13
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Here are the top 10 recommendations for securing (and retaining) your ideal outdoor sponsorship.

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The North Georgia Road Trip: Water, Water Everywhere

By Graham Averill | 16 Jul 13
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Your guide to a North Georgia Road Trip Adventure including whitewater rafting on the Chattooga and Cartecay rivers and biking on the Aska Adventure Trail.

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West Ain’t Best: An Ode to the East

By Ky Delaney | 11 Jul 13
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West Coast living has long been touted as better than East Coast adventure. Is it?

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Olympic Dreaming at ZAP Fitness Center

By Ky Delaney | 09 Jul 13
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Athletes train at Appalachia’s only elite running center with the hope of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.

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