June 2013

Articles, essays, and stories from the June, 2013 print edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

Head of the Class: 50 of the Best Rivers in the Southeast

By Ky Delaney | 21 May 15
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Your guide to where to go and what to do on the 50 best rivers in the Southeast.

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Bombadil: Comeback Kids

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Jun 13
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The psychedelic folk band Bombadil gets a second chance following the recovery of bassist Daniel Michalak.

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Pedal Power: Best Long Distance Rides in the Blue Ridge

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Jun 13
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The BRO guide to the best long-distance rides on road and trail.

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The French Broad River Threatened By Toxic Waste

By Ky Delaney | 25 Jun 13
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The scintillating, curvesome French Broad River—a source of drinking water and recreation for millions—is threatened by toxic waste.

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Beyond the Edge: Life and Death on the River

By Adam Herzog | 24 Jun 13
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The tale of living to paddle and death on the river.

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The Notch: Creek Boating for the First Time

By Jess Daddio | 20 Jun 13
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Our new travel editor, Jess Daddio, is a top-notch whitewater paddler, but she wasn’t always a bomber boater. Here she describes one of her first class-IV runs.

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Kayak on the Fly

By BRO Admin | 19 Jun 13
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Fly fishing from a kayak is a smarter, steathier approach.

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Lynne Cox: Cold Water Queen

By Bob Swoap | 18 Jun 13
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Lynne Cox has swum in the coldest, most remote places on earth. What is her secret? (Hint: It’s not just her physiology.)

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River Dams: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

By Devan Boyle | 17 Jun 13
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Are river dams good our bad? Dam experts Dr. Michael J. Sale and July Cole debate the impact dams have on the environment and recreation.

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Paddling Gear: Make a Splash

By Will Harlan | 14 Jun 13
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Guide to the best paddling gear for on and off the water.

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Cell Tower Climbing with Lauren James

By Graham Averill | 11 Jun 13
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Lauren James is one of the few female cell tower climbers in the country.

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Paradise Found: Scenic Swimming Holes of the Blue Ridge

By Graham Averill | 10 Jun 13
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We hand picked the seven most beautiful swimming holes in the Southeast.

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Mountain Dog Photo Contest Winners

By BRO Staff | 07 Jun 13
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The winners of our Mountain Dog Photo Contest!

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Books: Called Again by Jennifer Pharr Davis

By Anne Lundblad | 05 Jun 13
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Jennifer Pharr Davis’s latest book is Called Again, the story of her record-breaking speed thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

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Synchronous Fireflies Spotted in Pennsylvania

By Graham Averill | 04 Jun 13
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Synchronous fireflies have long drawn people to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but have also been spotted in Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.

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