Issues

January – February 2020: Best of the Blue Ridge

By BRO Admin | 03 Jan 20
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Features Best of the Blue Ridge Readers pick their favorite race, faces, and places in the region. Snow in the South Thirty-three years after publishing Southern Snow: The Winter Guide to Dixie, author Randy Johnson reflects on the cult classic, which has just been reissued with a second edition.  The Slopes on a Budget Determined…

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November – December 2019: Top Adventure Towns

By BRO Admin | 02 Dec 19
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Features Top Adventure Towns For the ninth straight year, Blue Ridge Outdoors’ readers selected the best adventure hubs in the region.  The Rundown: Best Southern Slopes From gentle greens to thrilling black diamonds, check out our guide to the top resort runs in the Blue Ridge. Plus, a look at the South’s favorite cross-country skiing…

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October 2019: Mountain Getaways

By BRO Admin | 27 Sep 19
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Features Secrets of the World’s Greatest Runners How did Arnulfo Quimare, a Tarahumara goat herder, beat the world’s most elite and highly trained runners? Secret number one: don’t train. The Life and Death of Free Soloing Has Alex Honnold’s Yosemite climb sparked more daredevils? North Carolina soloist Austin Howell fell to his death this summer…

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September 2019: Best Bike Parks

By BRO Admin | 30 Aug 19
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Features Bike Packing Follow in the muddy tread of two classic bikepacking adventures in Big South Fork National Recreation Area and Pisgah National Forest. Gravel Grinder For a backpacker, there may not be a better way to see North Carolina than on a bike The Rise of High School Biking In the last ten years,…

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August 2019: The Parks Issue

By BRO Admin | 02 Aug 19
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FEATURES Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? Parents and experts share ways to stay positive and maintain hope in an age of climate uncertainty. Parks Guide 2019 From Mount Mitchell to Blackwater Falls, our state parks host world-class adventure. Here are 12 favorites, along with the behind-the-scenes stories of the visionaries who helped create them. Tennessee’s Wildest…

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July 2019: Road Warriors

By BRO Admin | 28 Jun 19
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Features Dad’s Gear Closet After losing her father, a hiker rediscovers his vintage gear—and his inspiration. Road Warriors Meet three of the country’s most inspiring adventurers: Daniel White biked the Underground Railroad; Fox ‘n’ Miles sold their home to travel the country in an RV; and Angela Maxwell is walking around the world on foot. …

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June 2019: Urban Adventures

By BRO Admin | 31 May 19
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2019 Paddling Guide Features Urban Paddling You don’t have to travel far to squeeze in a day on the water. These nine rivers offer closer-to-home paddling adventure. Hometown Heroes Top athletes from across the region reveal their 25 favorite urban adventure hotspots.  You are Being Poisoned Virginia native Bucky Bailey is the central figure in…

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May 2019: Festival Guide

By BRO Admin | 01 May 19
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Features Festival Guide 2019 Call your friends, grab your tickets, and get ready to go. Our 16th annual Festival Guide highlights the 100 best fests in the Blue Ridge—along with our favorite headliners and side stages, fest gear, and must-see acts.  Earn Your Brew Burn calories on beautiful trails, and then drink craft beer. We’ve…

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April 2019: Outdoor Family Guide

By BRO Admin | 01 Apr 19
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ON THE COVER Photo by Kenton Steryous@kenton_steryousKentonSteryous.com “When it comes to family hikes, we have one simple rule— you’re going! This is one of our favorite local hikes, Hay Rock on the Appalachian Trail.” FEATURES THE ADVENTURE IMPRINT A parent of adventurous pre-teens starts letting go—but still holds onto the rope. BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE…

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March 2019: Fly Fishing Revolutions

By BRO Admin | 01 Mar 19
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Features Fly Revolution Anglers are adapting fly techniques to pursue warmwater fish. Nick Carter highlights eight hotspots for warmwater fly fishing. ‘Always Cheat, Always Win’ Search and Rescue leader Andrew Herrington throws his students into icy creeks and teaches them how to save themselves. Ellen Kanzinger signed up for his weekend survival course. Alternate A.T.…

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February 2019: 8 Toughest Ultras in the South

By BRO Admin | 01 Feb 19
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Features Big Bad Beasts of the Blue Ridge Looking for the toughest running challenges in the South? These eight ultras will take you to the edge. The Biggest Conservation Success of the Decade It took ten years of dedication and backbreaking work, but the Tennessee Wilderness Act finally passed in December. How did conservationists pull…

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January 2019: Best of the Blue Ridge

By BRO Staff | 31 Dec 18
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Departments Quick Hits Triathlete completes 60 Ironmans in a single year • (L)earn-a-bike offers a path forward for Harrisonburg youth • Charlottesville runner sets Long Trail record • Black bear populations on the rise The Goods Build a home gym: Athletes and trainers pick their essential equipment. Flashpoint Are outdoor adventurers losing their conservation ethic—or…

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December 2018: Winter Adventures – On and Off the Slopes

By BRO Admin | 29 Nov 18
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Departments QUICK HITS Ski Racing in the South • Bikes for Refugees • Q&A with paddling phenom Rashid Clifton • Shut-In and Green Race champs crowned • Andrew Skurka’s winter gear advice • No Pipelines • Newswire Flashpoint Groups file suit over a proposed spaceport beside a beloved national park. The Goods Ski coach Chris Shepard’s…

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November 2018: 30 Under 30

By BRO Admin | 29 Oct 18
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We’re excited to announce that our November issue is live and out on newsstands today! This month, we bring you the 30 outdoor enthusiasts under 30 years old who are changing the game. We’ve got the best outdoor tech gear, share some incredible stories from incredible people, teach you how to be a badass, and…

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October 2018: Top Adventure Towns

By BRO Admin | 28 Sep 18
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The October 2018 Issue Is Live! In this issue, we’re proud to announce the winners of the Top Adventure Town competition, hike along the Southern Appalachian Loop Trail, meet Daniel White, debate the Backpack Tax, and much more! Be sure to grab your copy on stands today and check out the articles from this issue…

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