June 2020: The Southern Paddling Guide

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On the Cover: A paddler, Adam, after a run on the Goshen Pass on the Maury River outside of Lexington, VA.


Quick Hits
Versus Kayaks made in the Blue RidgeIntroducing the Carolina Climbers Conservation Corp – Responsibly recreating during the pandemic. 

Refuge of Lowered Expectations: New appreciation for adventures near home.

The Goods
Paddling gear for waters both big and calm. 

Trail Mix
Mindful Music: Two new thought-provoking folk albums.


Southern Paddling Guide
Cool down in the waters of the Blue Ridge. We’ve rounded up some of the region’s best boating spots—from raging rivers to flatwater lakes. 

Adventures in Isolation
As the pandemic persists, area athletes and adventurers are finding creative ways to get outside.

River Snorkeling
A primer for an easy, accessible way for families to get on the water.  

Red wolves make another comeback.

Talking to the Birds 

The past few months have been up and down, but the birds have remained constant.

Special Sections

Paddling the Southeast


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Cover photo by Jess Daddio

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