June 2017

Heartbreak at Barkley Marathon

By Josh Patton | 27 Sep 17
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The Barkley Marathon, the country’s toughest race, came down to six seconds and a fateful decision.

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Oil Drilling in the Atlantic?

By Will Harlan | 26 Jun 17
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Last month, a coalition of conservation groups moved to intervene in a lawsuit over seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Waterfall Warrior

By Graham Averill | 19 Jun 17
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Creek boater Brad McMillan shares his go-to gear for gonzo adventure.

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The Fire Next Time: Will Appalachia See More Arson in 2017?

By Jeff Kinney | 14 Jun 17
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Drought and arson were responsible for last year’s record-setting wildfires. What should we expect in 2017 and beyond?

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A Father’s Choice: How Frank Havens Brought Home the Gold

By Jess Daddio | 12 Jun 17
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In 1924, canoeist Bill Havens had a choice: compete in the Olympics or witness the birth of his child. Bill chose the latter, and 28 years later, that child, Frank Havens, brought the gold medal home.

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Anything to Win: Are elite trail runners using performance enhancing drugs?

By Mariel Butan | 07 Jun 17
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Are elite trail runners using performance enhancing drugs?

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River People: A Couple Finds Magic On An End-to End French Broad River Journey

By Angie Mattson Stegall | 06 Jun 17
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Two suburban adventurers ditch their day jobs and paddle the length of the French Broad River.

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Packrafting 101

By Jess Daddio | 05 Jun 17
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How portable, one-person rafts, aka packrafts, have opened new possibilities for multisport river adventures.

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Three States, One River: Fighting for the Chattahoochee River

By Jess Daddio | 02 Jun 17
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The Chattahoochee River is the economic and ecological lifeblood of three states, but not all of the water finds its way downstream, and for Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, that’s a problem.

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Presidential Playgrounds

By Chris Olson | 01 Jun 17
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For centuries, our nation’s leaders have sought refuge in Appalachia—and played important roles in protecting its public lands.

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The June Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 31 May 17
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The June issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live and hitting stands now! Pick up your copy or read online today to learn about the finer points of packrafting, a new predator emerging in the Southeast, the latest environmental issues facing the Blue Ridge, an adventurous couple who ditched their day jobs to paddle the length of the French Broad River and much more.

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The Places We Love Too Much

By Mason Adams | 28 May 17
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Appalachia’s most crowded outdoor gems and some less busy alternatives.

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