June 2009

Head of the Class: Best Rapids for Every Level

By Graham Averill | 07 Jul 15
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Whether you’re a novice paddler or an experienced whitewater pro, this article has you covered on paddling hotspots throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

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Natural Workouts: Wild Workouts with the World’s Fittest Man

By Graham Averill | 18 Mar 15
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In Natural Workouts, the variety of movement skills allowed us to adapt to a range of habitats, and hunt a spectrum of prey. Le Corre wants us to return to the basic knowledge of movement that allowed humans to be so successful.

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Bloodkin – Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again

By Dave Stallard | 02 Jun 09
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While their Southern rock peers Widespread Panic and Drive-by Truckers have gone on to achieve wider acclaim, Bloodkin has been the understated, and often overlooked, constant on the Athens, Georgia, rock and roll scene for the last twenty years. These purveyors of rustic rock, stewarded by the longtime friendship of Daniel Hutchins and Eric Carter,…

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Sarah Jarosz – Song Up In Her Head

By Dave Stallard | 02 Jun 09
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For me, whose fingers stumble clumsily across the neck my mandolin, Sarah Jarosz’s virtuosity is simultaneously laudable and damnable; her genius serves as both mighty inspiration and just cause for heaving my mandolin in frustration. Only seventeen, her genius is the stuff of dreams for we aging mortals. On her debut album, Song Up In…

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Lonely Street

By Dave Stallard | 02 Jun 09
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Some 40-plus years into his career, Doyle Lawson has certainly gained entrance into the council of bluegrass elders. With Lonely Street, the 34th record with his band Quicksilver, Lawson continues to provide the purest of traditional bluegrass and the sweetest harmonies this side of an angel band. Those harmonies are the trademark of Doyle Lawson…

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Which national park is better, Shenandoah or the Smokies?

By BRO Staff | 01 Jun 09
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River Wild: The Southeast’s Wild and Scenic Rivers

By BRO Staff | 01 Jun 09
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Two months ago, Congress bestowed Wild and Scenic River designation on over 1,100 miles of rivers — the second largest addition to the Wild and Scenic inventory since its inception in 1968. Of the 86 rivers that received the designation, all but three were located in the West, and the remaining three were located in…

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The Need for Speed: Chasing the Country’s Toughest Trail Records

By Graham Averill | 01 Jun 09
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  Here’s an absurd hypothetical for you: What do you do if you’re a runner and you’ve conquered the 100-mile foot race? How do you challenge yourself when an ultra marathon has become almost mundane? You start going after long trail speed records. Across the country, runners are pushing themselves for days, sometimes weeks at…

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Paddling: Best river races, from the hokey to the hardcore

By BRO Staff | 22 May 09
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Back to the Chattahoochee Race June 13, Atlanta, Ga. Canoes, kayaks, floats, and rafts paddle a portion of the ‘Hooch north of Atlanta to raise awareness for water quality issues plaguing this urban gem. Competitive boaters tackle a 10-mile course, and an eight-mile course is set for those interested only in having a good time.…

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Ohiopyle State Park, P.A.

By Jedd Ferris | 22 May 09
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Western Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park is an all-access pass to outdoor adventure. Located an hour and a half southeast of Pittsburgh but feeling like worlds away from the Rust Belt, the 20,000-acre park is the gateway to the craggy Laurel Mountains, featuring over 120 miles of trails for hiking and biking. The park also features…

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Crooked Road Trip: Adventures along Virginia’s Music Heritage Trail

By Jedd Ferris | 21 May 09
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The Crooked Road is a music heritage trail that winds for 250 miles in Virginia, from the coalfields region near the Kentucky border to the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, the backroads path connects some of the region’s most vital musical treasures. The trail was birthed in 2003 to connect…

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Are you more likely to buy a Hybrid or an SUV?

By BRO Staff | 21 May 09
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Downriver Daredevil: Green River Race Champion Pat Keller

By Graham Averill | 21 May 09
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Only 22 years old, Pat Keller has already won the famous Green River Race, designed the ultimate creeking boat for Dagger, run some of the hairiest drops in the South, and made a name for himself as one of the most aggressive expedition kayakers in the country. And he hasn’t even graduated college yet. BRO:…

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First Strokes: Best Gear for Beginning Boaters

By Graham Averill | 21 May 09
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So you want to paddle with the pros? First, you’ve got to learn the basics. Use this beginner-friendly gear to boost your learning curve and keep you safe on the water. clockwise from top left: WRSI Current Helmet The Current was developed by a nonprofit organization in conjunction with the Center for Injury Research and…

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The Eddy Feeling

By BRO Staff | 21 May 09
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Produced by the folks at Rapid Transit, The Eddy Feeling seeks to answer a fundamental question: why is kayaking so infectious? Center stage in this film is the Linville River, one of the wildest, most remote rivers in the Eastern U.S. Bonus highlight: listening to Tom McEwen recount his first attempt at the Linville, where…

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