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September 2010

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Whoop-de-do: The Stimulus Trail Controversy

Will millions in new funds make trails more sustainable—or more sanitized? Southern Appalachian trails are getting a much-needed facelift. Almost $9 million will be spent...

The Return of Gravity

The Surprising Rise of Downhill Mountain Biking in the South Ever wonder what those first mountain bikers were thinking? We’re talking about a small...

Wild Night

Paddling by moonlight turns a quiet river into a wild adventure. I had paddled the Three Rivers Area many times, but paddling at night transformed...

Must-Do Mountain Bike Races

Don’t miss these fall fat tire favorites—from hundred-mile epics to white-knuckle downhill screamers. SHENANDOAH MOUNTAIN 100 September 5 • Stokesville, Va. Epic yet attainable. That’s how...

Oil and Water Don’t Mix

Southeast Moves to Block Offshore Oil Drilling in the Atlantic If there is any silver lining to the Gulf oil spill—the worst environmental disaster in...

Back to Basics

Natural Running Center Opens in West Virginia Two Rivers Treads is not your average running store. You probably won’t recognize most of the shoes on...