MOUNTAIN BIKING

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Escape: Slatyfork, West Virginia

Slatyfork is the gateway to one of the International Mountain Biking Association’s Epic Rides. The 37-mile Gauley Headwaters ride moves from open meadows to a maze within the Mon’s tight and technical hardwood forests. A legendary highlight includes the lengthy Tea Creek Mountain descent.
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Outdoor Family Guide 2008

Is there anything better than watching your children’s face glow the first time they ski a run without falling? Or paddle their first river? There’s nothing sweeter in life than passing your passion for the outdoors down to your kids.
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God’s Creation: Outdoor Sports in the Bible Belt

Besides the health benefits, personal satisfaction, or endorphin boost, outdoor enthusiasts have an inherent knowledge that they are intrinsically bound to the natural world. In the highly churched Southeast and the heart of the Bible Belt, they may even admit that there is something spiritual about outdoor pursuits—perhaps even religious.
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Best of the Blue Ridge

Six years ago when I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains from Buffalo, New York, I never would have thought it was such an incredible place to live, train, and experience the outdoors. More often than not raves are about places like Boulder or other such destinations out West. What I discovered when I arrived here was a gem...