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Sitting inside Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee, Erwin is a hiker’s paradise. The town is surrounded by 150 miles of forest trails, not to mention the A.T., which skirts the edge of the small mountain community....
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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....