Video

Outdoor features, shorts, and webisodes on travel, adventure, gear, and people in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

“Whatever you do to the land will come back to you.”

By Shannon McGowan | 16 Jul 19
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New mini-documentary highlights the indigenous fight to protect ANWR. “If they open the refuge, I’m gone,” said filmmaker Dr. Len Necefer, a Navajo, to his boss at the Department of Energy after hearing that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and Bears Ears National Monument were at risk of being opened for drilling. In late…

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Back in Session: Video

By Jessica Wiegandt | 13 Apr 19
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“Back in Session” has been an ongoing project of mine at Brevard College. When I was a sophomore, a couple of faculty members asked if I’d want to make a BANFF film about the school. My degrees at Brevard College are Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (WLEE) and Journalism, and I was able to combine…

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Tom Tom City Art Bus Competition Video

By Shannon McGowan | 10 Apr 19
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BRO’s very own team member Craig Snodgrass won Tom Tom Festival’s City Art Competition. The Tom Tom Festival and JAUNT announced in March that Craig Snodgrass’s “Scenic Snodbots” is this year’s winning JAUNT Bus design for the fifth annual City Art Bus competition. Craig Snodgrass has served as web director of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine…

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Unleashed: Josh and Zoey the Dog

By Shannon McGowan | 23 Jan 19
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When most people come home on a Friday after work, they’ll grab a remote or maybe a drink with some pals. Josh Elder grabs his paddle and a dog leash that will most likely not get used at all that weekend. Elder has the strongest GO GO GO and GET OUT THERE AND SEND IT…

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Biker Crash: Hit and Flipped

By Shannon McGowan | 27 Dec 18
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Tom Tedesco, a Virginia Commonwealth University student and a Trip Leader for the Outdoor Adventure Program there, had his easy going Saturday flipped on its head while biking home from the library…Literally. As a Trip Leader and lover of the outdoors, Tedesco has a vast amount of experience with bikes, especially since that’s his main…

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Garbage Bags Save Lives

By Ellen Kanzinger | 02 Nov 18
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As a National Park Service employee, founder of a wilderness survival school, and backcountry search and rescue expert, Andrew Herrington has spent countless hours in the Great Smoky Mountains. He demonstrates how to use the one item he recommends everyone carry when venturing into the wilderness: a clear 55-gallon drum bag. Check back in our December…

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These 7 Women are Forces of Nature

By Jess Daddio | 05 Feb 18
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Need some new heroes, or should we say heroines? These seven women are leaders in conservation and adventure who are redefining what it means to do anything “like a girl.”

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Chip Chase is Outdoor Legend of the Year

By Jess Daddio | 18 Jan 18
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What makes White Grass Touring Center operator Chip Chase so legendary? We went to Canaan Valley, W.Va., to find out.

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Remembering Stone Mountain’s Climbing Pioneers

By Jess Daddio | 14 Dec 17
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Can you imagine rock climbing without a harness and in hiking boots? We can’t, but these three rock climbing pioneers from North Carolina can.

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The Secrets of Snowmaking

By Jess Daddio | 06 Dec 17
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How are resorts that rely on snowmaking coping with the pressure of warmer winters?

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Bikepacking 101

By Jess Daddio | 16 Nov 17
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Combine biking and backpacking for the ultimate outdoor adventure. Bikepacking guides share tips, tricks, and their favorite regional trips.

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Live Outside and Play Road Team Video: How Does it All Fit?

By Road Team | 05 Oct 17
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The Live Outside and Play Road Team plays Tetris every time they pack up and head to their next destination.

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Maniac Hits 40+ MPH Racing Down A Drainage Ditch In A Kayak

By BRO Staff | 29 Sep 17
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This trip down a drainage ditch in a kayak nearly ended with an extremely painful crash about 10 times, but he pulled it off.

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Eight Vanlife Essentials from the Live Outside and Play Road Team

By Road Team | 01 Sep 17
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Take a closer look at what keeps the Live Outside and Play Road Team going going after months of living the #vanlife.

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The Road Team Gets Ready for a Hike

By Road Team | 14 Aug 17
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In the Live Outside and Play Road Life video, they get ready for a hike from a different perspective.

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