March 2009

Amicalola Falls

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Feb 09
Posted in , ,

Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, the 729-foot Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi. Named for the Cherokee word for “tumbling water,” the falls is the centerpiece of Amicalola Falls State Park, located just an hour from Atlanta. The park borders the vast Chattahoochee National Forest, which features 430 miles…

Read More >

Smokestack and the Foothill Fury

By Dave Stallard | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

  Smokestack & The Foothill Fury, given name Jarod Yerkes, is a vagabond minstrel, a one-man band, traveling the country with his self-styled punk-country-blues. He summons in equal parts the spirits of Son House and Joe Strummer, belting his raspy baritone over a furious slide guitar and a snare/bass drum rhythm section that he plays…

Read More >

The Prudent Mariner

By Dave Stallard | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

  The Prudent Mariner, the first novel by Savannah native Leslie Walker Williams, offers her a spectacular debut into the world of Southern American literature. Set in the coastal region of Georgia where she was raised, Williams crafts a story that begins with a lynching begat by a tale of sibling animosity, and the subject…

Read More >

Cephas & Wiggins

By Beau Beasley | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

By Eric Angevine   The acoustic blues duo Cephas & Wiggins perform all over the country, mixing Delta blues from Mississippi with the local variant known as country blues, or the Piedmont style. They met in Washington, D.C. in 1977, played together in the Big Chief Ellis band, and have released more than a dozen…

Read More >

Broken Down

By Beau Beasley | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

After shattering his heel bones rock-hopping in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, A SOLO HIKER CRAWLS OUT ALIVE

Read More >

Wild Trail Wonders

By Beau Beasley | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

The Five Most Endangered Trails in the Appalachians

Read More >

The Need for Speed: Fastest Running Shoes of 2009

By BRO Admin | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

  1. Inov-8 Roclite 295 // $80 // 10.4 oz // inov-8.com   It’s no surprise that the country’s top trail runners are breaking their contracts with big-name shoe companies to wear Inov-8s. Whether you seek the top of the podium, the top of the mountain, or simply a peak performance, the Inov-8 Roclite 295s…

Read More >

Stranded by Sludge

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Feb 09
Posted in

TVA Spill Victims Ponder an Uncertain Future

Read More >

The Coal Truth

By Graham Averill | 26 Feb 09
Posted in

Will toxic spills hasten the end of King Coal’s reign?

Read More >

Will Run For Food

By Graham Averill | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

Inside the Lives of Professional Runners

Read More >

Remembering Andrew Stevens (1977-2009)

By BRO Admin | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

Four years ago, at age 27, avid outdoorsman Andrew Stevens was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and given mere months to live. Against all odds, he continued living a passionate, adventure-filled life—running, hiking, and backpacking in his beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. He passed away on January 30, 2009, but his spirit of service and passion for…

Read More >

Comeback Kid

By Graham Averill | 26 Feb 09
Posted in ,

Ultra Runner Returns After Near-Fatal Injury

Read More >

Volunteer Vacations

By Jedd Ferris | 26 Feb 09
Posted in

Instead of lounging on a beach, Diego Troya spends a week each summer with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Konnarock Trail Crew getting grimy in the Virginia forests—building waterbars to manage erosion or busting rocks with a sledge hammer to make trail fill.   “Somebody has to maintain the trails, and I enjoy doing it,” says…

Read More >

Ocoee Disaster

By BRO Admin | 26 Feb 09
Posted in

Sludge spill inundates Olympic whitewater course

Read More >

Carolina Trail Network Planned

By Beau Beasley | 26 Feb 09
Posted in

Carolina Trail Network Planned   Imagine a “green interstate system” of trails that links parks, lakes, and rivers. That’s the vision of the Carolina Thread Trail, a comprehensive trail network planned for Charlotte, N.C. People will be able to walk or ride their bikes from Lake Norman to UNC-Charlotte; from South Mountain State Park to…

Read More >