June 2016

8 Family River Adventures Not to Miss This Summer

By Eric Wallace | 25 Jul 17
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These nine canoe camping adventures along Mother Nature’s original water parks highlight the best family-friendly trips in the Blue Ridge.

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Respect Your Elder: Unearthing the Secrets of Grandfather Mountain

By Randy Johnson | 28 Jun 16
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There’s far more to the history and mystery of Grandfather Mountain than the fact that one of the East’s major mountains remained in private hands into the 21st century. Most of Grandfather is a state park now, but Hugh Morton’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge tourist attraction, immortalized in millions of vacation photos, is still privately owned and for many people, the landmark that defines the mountain’s identity.

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Paddling Guide: Jonny Horton’s Go-To Gear

By Graham Averill | 27 Jun 16
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Rafting guide Jonny Horton reveals his go-to gear for river adventures.

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Finding Freedom in Nature

By Danielle Taylor | 21 Jun 16
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Wilderness opportunities offer rehabilitative benefits for struggling veterans.

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Sweets of the East

By Jess Daddio | 16 Jun 16
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Six women. Four races. One chance to represent the United States at the World Rafting Championships. Can the Sweets of the East bring home the gold later this month at the United States Rafting Association R-6 National Championships?

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The Enduring Legacy of Kayah Gaydish

By Melina Coogan | 01 Jun 16
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Kayah Gaydish’s passion for protecting Linville Gorge lives on thr*ough the tireless work of volunteers she helped train.

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West Virginia Adventure Giveaway

By BRO Staff | 31 May 16
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This contest is over. Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 31, 2016 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal…

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The June Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live

By BRO Staff | 31 May 16
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The June Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live and hitting stands near you now. Get your copy of read online today!

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A Message About Our National Parks from Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine

By Senator Tim Kaine | 31 May 16
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When Senator Tim Kaine needs to unplug from the noise of politics, he ditches the suit and tie for a few hours, laces up his hiking boots, and heads for one of Virginia’s national parks. Here is his vision for the park system’s future.

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