October 2017

10 Best Blue Ridge Byways for Fall Leaf Peeping

By Jess Daddio | 26 Oct 17
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Take the scenic route on your next leaf peeping adventure with these 10 iconic fall drives and roadside hikes.

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Chasing Waterfalls

By Dan DeWitt | 23 Oct 17
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Jennifer Loow has seen 681 waterfalls. Kevin Adams has seen more than 1000. What are these waterfallers favorites?

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Tenneswim: Professor Makes a Record-Breaking Splash

By Ashley Kairis | 18 Oct 17
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A Tennessee professor swims the entire 652-mile length of the Tennessee River

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No Filter Needed: 14 Regional Photographers Share the Story Behind the Shot

By Jess Daddio | 12 Oct 17
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Fourteen top regional outdoor photographers share their unfiltered stories of hard work, stubborn perseverance— and sometimes, damn good luck—that goes into getting the shot (and how you can get it, too).

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Hiking South Carolina’s Blue Wall

By Dan DeWitt | 11 Oct 17
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A BRO contributor gets acquainted with the unsung Foothills Trail of Upstate South Carolina.

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Appalachia’s Newest State Park

By Wally Smith | 10 Oct 17
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Clinch River State Park could provide new adventures in Coal Country.

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Boone’s Big Buy

By Jess Daddio | 05 Oct 17
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All told, climbers in Boone now have permanent access to 190 acres of boulder-strewn forest.

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Sunken Secrets: The Underwater Ghost Towns of the Blue Ridge

By Ashley Kairis | 02 Oct 17
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Entire towns have been submerged, sparking the interest of scuba divers, historians, and myth busters.

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The October Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 29 Sep 17
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Pick up your copy or read online today for an in-depth profile of 14 regional photographers, drives and hikes not to be missed this fall, sunken secrets about Appalachia’s underwater ghost towns, Jennifer Pharr Davis’ top gear picks for the Mountains to Sea Trail and much more.

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