September 2017

Who Should Pay For Wilderness Rescues?

By Jeff Kinney | 25 Sep 17
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On a cold winter day in January 2017, a pleasant day hike in the Shining Rock Wilderness area in Haywood County, N.C., turned into a life-threatening ordeal.

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Native River: A solo SUP’er journeys the length of the Little Tennessee

By Chris Lechner | 25 Sep 17
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Paddleboarder Chris Lechner completes an SUP first descent of the 139-mile Little Tennessee River. Along the way, he uncovers history beneath the water and wisdom from unexpected sources.

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Celebrating The (Bike)Centennial: 200 Years of Bikes

By Jess Daddio | 25 Sep 17
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From tool to toy, the bike has served many roles over the course of history. Follow along on this two-wheeled tribute to learn how the bike came to be and what it’s doing for our communities and economies 200 years later.

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Sheltowee Trace: The Best Bike Trail That You’ve Never Heard Of

By Josh Patton | 20 Sep 17
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Three bikers become the first to ride the entire 323-mile Sheltowee Trace.

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Single Speed Ain’t Dead

By Jess Daddio | 18 Sep 17
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Consigned to kids’ bikes for the past century, the single speed made an impassioned comeback in the early 2000s, and for a dedicated few, the spirit of the single speed lives on.

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Full Suspensions and Fly Rods: Bikefishing in the Blue Ridge

By Travis Hall | 08 Sep 17
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Fly fishing and mountain biking go hand in hand in the Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina.

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The September Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 30 Aug 17
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Pick up your copy or read online today for great stories on the 200 year history of the bicycle, a SUPer’s first descent of the Little Tennessee, the emergence of bike fishing in the Blue Ridge, the unspoken scourge of sexual harassment in the outdoors and much more!

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Harassment in the Outdoors

By Jess Daddio | 30 Aug 17
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Female raft guides voice their concerns about harassment, an unspoken problem facing the outdoor industry.

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