July 2017

Humans of the A.T.

By Caroline Leland | 21 Jul 17
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Meet 12 of this year’s Appalachian Trail thru-hikers.

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Trail Mix: Pickin’ and Spinnin’ with the Steel Wheels

By Jedd Ferris | 19 Jul 17
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Steel Wheels musicians share their favorite Blue Ridge biking routes.

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Fat Girl Running: Mirna Valerio is Out With a New Book

By Mason Adams | 19 Jul 17
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Mirna Valerio challenges every possible stereotype about weight, African-Americans, and the South in her new memoir.

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The Next Great Mountain Towns

By Jess Daddio | 18 Jul 17
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Will Staunton or Spruce Pine be the next Asheville or Roanoke? Add these undiscovered towns to your summer road trip itineraries.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline: The Keystone of the East

By Laura Ingles | 17 Jul 17
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Can the Atlantic Coast Pipeline be stopped? Attorneys and activists await FERC’s final decision this month.

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Have Car, Will Travel: Four Adventuremobiles and Their Roadlife Nomads

By Jess Daddio | 13 Jul 17
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Road trips aren’t just for families anymore. The following roadlife enthusiasts are artists, athletes, and master tinkerers, and their adventuremobiles range from DIY buildouts to top-of-the-line off-roading rigs.

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Finding Coal Secrets

By Wally Smith | 12 Jul 17
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A fossilized human bone uncovered in Virginia leads a wildlife biologist to investigate why the past is so present in Appalachian coal country.

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Mount Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Under “Review”

By Jeff Kinney | 11 Jul 17
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Is Mount Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on the chopping block?

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On the Road Again: A Pro Photographer’s Greatest Gear

By Graham Averill | 11 Jul 17
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Pro photographer Derek DiLuzio picks his top travel gear.

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Facing Down Dominion

By Nancy Sorrells | 06 Jul 17
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To 84-year-old Hazel Palmer, these centuries-old rock walls embody her struggle against Dominion Energy, the utility that Palmer says will destroy the essence of her family’s mountain land with its natural gas pipeline.

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The July Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 05 Jul 17
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The July issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live and hitting stands now! Pick up your copy or read online today to learn about four Blue Ridge roadlifers living the #vanlife dream, the next best mountain towns in the Blue Ridge, how an 84-year-old widow is facing down Dominion power and much more!

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Don’t Let Rain Stop You, Get Your Outdoor Thrills Indoors

By Ashley Kairis | 26 Jun 17
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A few options for outdoor enthusiasts that don’t want the rainy days to hold them back.

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