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Twentieth Anniversary


Music in the Mountains

"Appalachia’s musical roots are steeped in the tradition of sharing songs through spontaneous performance and front-porch authenticity." Looking back on 20 years of music in the Blue Ridge.

Paradise Saved, Paradise Lost

Since the magazine's birth in 1995, there have been plenty of environmental triumphs and tragedies. Here are just a few of the most memorable ones.

The Next 20

What’s ahead for adventure? Outdoor expert predictions include jet stream surfing, personal weather drones, and extra terrestrials.

Where are They Now?

From BRO’s very first writers to record-setting legends, we sat down with the magazine's early pioneers & contributors to see where they are now.

The Story of BRO

Ever wondered how Blue Ridge Outdoors got its start? Read the story of how a small freebie survived—and thrived—to become the region’s largest outdoor mag.

In Search of a Secret Spot

It all began with an Airstream, an adventurous grandfather, and weekend road trips. Get to know the president of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and where he found his love of the outdoors.