October 2013

Features, essays, news, and gear reviews from the October 2013 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine

The French Broad River Trail

By Graham Averill | 15 Oct 15
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“Why carry a backpack with just the necessities when you can put everything you could imagine in a canoe and float down the river?”

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The Great Eastern Trail: The New A.T.

By Jess Daddio | 23 Jul 15
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Meet the first thru-hikers of The Great Eastern Trail, a new 1,600-mile footpath from Alabama to New York.

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TBT: Matt Kirk Sets Unsupported A.T. Speed Record

By Adam Hill | 16 Jul 15
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Matt Kirk completes the fastest unsupported hike of the Appalachian Trail

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The Hidden Life of the Secret Sandwich Society

By Jess Daddio | 07 Nov 13
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There’s something special about the Secret Sandwich Society, and it has to do with the guys on the line.

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Green Racers: Tighten Up!

By Chris Gragtmans | 28 Oct 13
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Green River community: It’s time to tighten up.

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The Forgotten River: Rescuing the Anacostia River in D.C.

By Jeff Kinney | 25 Oct 13
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The Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. is one of the most polluted waterways in nation. Now, an effort is being waged to save this “forgotten river.”

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Outdoor Gear Made in the Blue Ridge

By Jess Daddio | 24 Oct 13
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Your Guide to Outdoor Gear Made in the Blue Ridge.

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Blue Ridge Autumn Adventures With a Splash of Color

By Jess Daddio | 23 Oct 13
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Whether you’re a paddler, climber, biker, or hiker, we have a trip for you that will revamp your faith in the beauty and power of nature.

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Big Adventure: Learning to Hang Glide

By Ky Delaney | 23 Oct 13
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Learning to soar like an eagle at Lookout Mountain.

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Americana Circus: Nora Jane Struthers

By Jedd Ferris | 18 Oct 13
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Nora Jane Struthers took a circular path to get where she is now, firmly planted in the bluegrass and Americana music scene.

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Debate: Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Legalized?

By Devan Boyle | 17 Oct 13
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Point, counterpoint on PEDs from the experts.

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Ben Friberg: Havana to Key West on a Paddleboard

By Chris Gragtmans | 16 Oct 13
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Ben Friberg is first to SUP from Cuba to Florida.

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Ellijay Weekend Getaway Giveaway

By BRO Staff | 16 Oct 13
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Enter our Ellijay Weekend Getaway Giveaway to win one of two outdoor adventure prize packs to Ellijay, Georgia, North Georgia’s Outdoor Playground.

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A Hike Worth Talking About

By Bernard Adelsberger | 15 Oct 13
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Taking a hike with a autistic son has it’s challenges, but ultimately can be a rewarding experience.

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Deuter Outdoor Adventure Essay Contest

By BRO Staff | 15 Oct 13
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Submit your best outdoor adventure story in our Outdoor Adventure Essay Contest to win a new Deuter backpack and have your essay featured by BRO.

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