The December Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

first_imgQUICK HITSJuggling marathoner • Wife-carrying competition • Bald eagle rescued in West Virginia • Cowboy stops bike thiefFLASHPOINTDo hunters and anglers’ permits also give them more influence in management decisions? Should hikers, bikers, and other user groups pay to play?THE DIRTThe Hiking Viking completes a winter A.T. thru-hike. THE GOODSSnowshoe terrain park manager Phillip Yates picks his favorite gear for winter adventure.TRAIL MIX10 best albums of 2016 from artists with Southern roots.WINTER BUCKET LISTThe outdoors in winter offers clearer skies, better views, and quieter trails. We’ve sourced 38 of the best winter adventures across nine different states to keep your outdoor mojo intact till spring.ON THIN ICEHang on to your ice picks and dig in with your crampons as we follow intrepid ice climbers up frozen waterfalls and melting ice floes.OUTDOOR D-BAGSIn the outdoors, as in life, you will encounter personalities that repel you and rub you the wrong way. It’s time to meet the worst people in the outdoor world.PAUL’S BOOTSPaul Evans died before he could fulfill his dream of thru-hiking the A.T. So friends—and strangers—decided to carry his boots along the entire trail in his memory.LOOKING BACK ON LOOKING GLASSPioneering climbers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of The Nose.EAGLE EYES Don’t miss the last few weeks of this year’s hawk migration season.SNOWBOUNDIt’s time to hit the slopes. Opening days are upon us at regional resorts, so wax your skis and get ready for some downhill thrills. BRO’s annual Snowbound winter guide has key beta on Southern slopes, as well as plenty of advice on where to stay, eat, drink, and play on your upcoming winter trips.last_img

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