Quick Hits

Hungry bear honks horn Ocoee whitewater releases saved The recreation economy generates $887 billion


Can the Atlantic Coast Pipeline be stopped? Attorneys and activists await FERC’s final decision this month.

The Dirt

The widow versus the pipeline Mirna Valerio is shattering every possible stereotype about runners, African-Americans, and the South Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument threatened

The Goods

Pro photographer Derek DiLuzio picks his top travel gear.

Trail Mix

Steel Wheels musicians share their favorite Blue Ridge biking routes.

Coal Country’s Secrets

A fossilized human bone uncovered in Virginia leads a wildlife biologist to investigate why the past is so present in Appalachia.

Have Car, Will Travel

Road trips aren’t just for families anymore. The following roadlifers are artists, athletes, and master tinkerers, and their adventuremobiles range from DIY buildouts to top-of-the-line off-roading rigs.

The Next Great Mountains Towns

Will Staunton or Spruce Pine be the next Asheville or Roanoke? Add these undiscovered destinations to your summer road trip itineraries.

Humans of the A.T.

Photographer Caroline Leland captures 12 of this year’s thru-hikers in words and images.