July 2019

No Fracking Way

By Shannon McGowan | 25 Jul 19
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Union Hill residents fight environmental racism in location of pipeline compressor station In May of 1968, voices demanding economic justice and civil rights could be heard as they marched through Richmond for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic Poor People’s Campaign. 51 years later, “We  are one!” could be heard on that very same route across…

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The Half Gallon Ice Cream Challenge

By Greg Bowers | 24 Jul 19
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For A.T. thru-hikers reaching the halfway point, the wooden spoon is a coveted prize. Jalen DeSantis chose “shaggy” as his trail name because his hair is long enough that he can pull it back in a loose bun and shaggy enough that a mouse got tangled in it during a night in one of the…

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Dad’s Gear Lending Closet

By Carla Francis | 22 Jul 19
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After losing her father, a hiker rediscovers his vintage gear—and his inspiration  Accessing the riches of dad’s gear lending closet came with one stipulation: Lecture Time, abbreviated to “LT.” Want to borrow his vintage Sigg Tourist Cook Set? No problem, but first a long-winded lesson on how to light and care for the stove we’d…

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Affordable Adventure

By Ellen Kanzinger | 18 Jul 19
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You don’t need a ton of money or expertise to explore the outdoors—especially in Chattanooga  Growing up, Bailey O’Sullivan’s family moved about every two years for her mom’s job. They ended up in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a few years when she was in middle school.  “My dad’s goal every time we moved was to get…

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Cup Dreams

By Eric Wallace | 11 Jul 19
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Snowshoe Resort will host the Southeast’s first mountain biking World Cup event in nearly 20 years. brevard’s Neko Mulally is a favorite. “This is the most prestigious mountain biking event in the world. For us, it’s more than a race. it’s a recognition of 20 years of advances made both here and in the region.” …

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The Best Hiking Partner: Adventure Pets of the Blue Ridge

By Ellen Kanzinger | 08 Jul 19
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When Grizel Williams decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with Rue, her 3-year-old rescue dog, she knew a lot of people would have an opinion about her decision. “There are people that are really excited about me and Rue, and then people who think I’m abusing my dog,” she said. “I know that it’s the…

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Road Warriors

By Ellen Kanzinger | 02 Jul 19
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Have you ever wanted to just head out onto the road and see where life takes you? BRO talked with some people who did just that. We found out how they are traveling, what they wish they had known before starting their trip, and the things they left behind for a life on the road. …

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July 2019: Road Warriors

By BRO Admin | 28 Jun 19
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Features Dad’s Gear Closet After losing her father, a hiker rediscovers his vintage gear—and his inspiration. Road Warriors Meet three of the country’s most inspiring adventurers: Daniel White biked the Underground Railroad; Fox ‘n’ Miles sold their home to travel the country in an RV; and Angela Maxwell is walking around the world on foot. …

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