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Making Waves: Earning Respect On The Road, One Hello At A Time

Waving on your bike is the best way to make friends with motorists.

Eye in the Sky: Drones Are Revolutionizing Outdoor Video

Drones are revolutionizing the world of outdoor sports video, but how long before the government gets involved?

One Man’s Fight to Save His Creek, and His Life, with a New Vision for Rural Appalachia

The trouble started when a coal company carved a strip mine into the earth a few miles from his property. Shortly thereafter, in 2012, he and his daughter noticed soccer ball-sized piles of foam drifting in formerly pristine Raccoon Creek and another nameless Ohio River tributary that also coursed through the property. Then the neighbor’s chickens got sick, and wildlife—fish, frogs, deer—began to perish.

Swimmers’ Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

For 469 miles, the Blue Ridge Parkway follows the ridgeline of the Southern Appalachians, connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina with Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. Along that stretch of two-lane blacktop are countless trails and backroads -- some of which lead to ice-cold swimming holes.

Gear: Car Camping Essentials

When I’m heading out for a weekend of climbing or paddling, car camping frees me to focus on the gear and preparedness for my sport, not my camping gear. With that, here are a few Blue Ridge Outdoors picks for some must-have car camping favorites.

The Blue Ridge Outdoors Ultimate 100 Challenge

Join us on our quest to complete The Ultimate 100.