June 2010

Top Ten Flatwater Paddling Paradises

Don’t miss out on these flat water paddling Meccas this summer.
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Smith Mountain Lake, Va.

On the southern shore of Smith Mountain Lake, intertwined by idyllic rivers, and country roads is Franklin County, Va. The relatively secluded area boasts active paddling and cycling scenes among the bounty of Blue Ridge beauty. “We’re known here for the hook and bullet culture,” says Dave Wiseman of the Franklin County Freewheelers. “But we…
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Profile: Sam Quinn

Chat with Sam Quinn and you’ll find that he is quite witty, armed with a self-deprecating humor that is both charming and engaging. Strap a guitar on him, though, and Quinn metamorphoses, oozing melancholy with every minor chord and quavering lyric. Quinn rose to the forefront of the indie folk scene as a member of…
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Top Ten Flatwater Paddling Paradises

Don’t miss out on these flat water paddling Meccas this summer.
Read More

Smith Mountain Lake, Va.

On the southern shore of Smith Mountain Lake, intertwined by idyllic rivers, and country roads is Franklin County, Va. The relatively secluded area boasts active paddling and cycling scenes among the bounty of Blue Ridge beauty. “We’re known here for the hook and bullet culture,” says Dave Wiseman of the Franklin County Freewheelers. “But we…
Read More

Profile: Sam Quinn

Chat with Sam Quinn and you’ll find that he is quite witty, armed with a self-deprecating humor that is both charming and engaging. Strap a guitar on him, though, and Quinn metamorphoses, oozing melancholy with every minor chord and quavering lyric. Quinn rose to the forefront of the indie folk scene as a member of…
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Mountains to Sea Trail Guide

North Carolina’s 962-mile footpath gets a surprise visit from the Obamas, and thru-hiker Scott Ward shares his tales from the Mountains to Sea trail.
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Kayak High School

School’s in session on raging whitewater. The New River Academy develops scholar-paddlers through world-class immersion. It’s 7:30 a.m. on the western coast of Chile, and ten American high school kids are doing pushups and situps on a grassy lawn near the banks of the Rio Achibueno. Kayaks are spread out on the grass beside the…
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