June 2011

Speed Hiking

By Johnny Molloy | 27 May 11
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Are trail records epic endeavors or hurried hikes?

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Trout Unlimited

By Graham Averill | 27 May 11
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The Southern Appalachians has thousands of miles of trout streams. Here are four classic destination rivers that should be on every angler’s must-fish list.

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Do the R-2: Tiny rafts, steep creeks, big fun

By Graham Averill | 27 May 11
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R-2 creeking is essentially what raft guides do on their day off. They borrow a small two-person raft from their bosses and push it, scrape it, and paddle like hell through tight rain-dependent creeks in the mountains.

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My Favorite River

By Graham Averill | 27 May 11
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Boaters pick the best of the Blue Ridge.

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How To Disc Golf

By Graham Averill | 27 May 11
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The college pastime has grown into a legitimate professional sport. Here’s a primer on hitting the links.

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Getting the Band Back Together

By Graham Averill | 27 May 11
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A group ride isn’t just exercise. It’s a matter of public health.

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River Right

By BRO Staff | 26 May 11
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From wide flatwater family fun to raging whitewater rapids, River Right is your guide to water play in the mountains. In following pages you’ll find profiles of featured river outfitters, as well as popular riverside destinations and events.

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Switchback Results: Fracking and River Travel

By BRO Staff | 20 May 11
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Fracking is the controversial practice of fracturing rock with pressurized fluid to extract natural gas. We asked readers if it should be banned.

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Outer Banks, NC

By Jedd Ferris | 20 May 11
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While summer tourists mostly flock to popular beach spots in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, OBX has a more adventurous side.

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Mix Master: The Multiple Musical Dimensions of Ki: Theory

By Jedd Ferris | 20 May 11
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Call Joel Burleson a sonic chameleon. The Richmond-based musician and producer, who performs under the name Ki: Theory, easily adapts in the vast music world.

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Get a Grip: Water Shoes

By Graham Averill | 20 May 11
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Sandals are out. Stylish kicks that shed water are in. Here’s a roundup of the new breed of water shoe.

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Race By Paddle

By Jedd Ferris | 19 May 11
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Give your legs a rest. This summer it’s time to race by paddle.

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Eat Like a Caveman

By Graham Averill | 19 May 11
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Stalking the Paleo Diet.

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Shorts: Water News from Around the Blue Ridge

By BRO Staff | 19 May 11
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Must do adventures, a landmark settlement by the TVA and dam removals improve whitewater in South Carolina.

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Taking a Stand

By Graham Averill | 19 May 11
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Elite kayaker turns to paddleboarding.

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