214 Days

214 DaysTree sitters have blockaded the Mountain Valley Pipeline for seven months. Here’s what motivates them to persist. It started with the two tree sits blocking the Mountain Valley Pipeline easement...

SUP the TUCK

This surgeon has created a life of adventure he now shares with family and friends. A swimmer, paddle boarder, kayaker Chris Lechner’s enjoys all aspects of water and finds deep meaning in each...

Mountain Rules

A LITTLE MOUNTAIN THERAPY GOES A LONG WAY It’s time to unplug, disconnect, and power down. Time to reconnect with your cannonballing, pinecone-hunting, fresh-air-mediating self. And to reengage with...

SUP the TUCK: Day 5

June 27, 2018, day 5/7 John resumed where he left off and quickly caught up in his expedition kayak– around noon. I sent him a text message to portage the Low-Head Dam in Cullowhee to avoid the dangerous...

SUP the TUCK: Day 3

Click here to read Day 2 June 25, 2018, day 3/7 The three of us rose early in the morning to finish paddling the 4 miles of Bear Lake. Jimbo helped shuttle us around the dam to begin Cedar Cliff Lake...

SUP THE TUCK: Day 2

Click here to read Day 1 June 24, 2018: Day 2/7 The four of us were sore and exhausted from yesterday but renewed with anticipation to hike straight down the Bonas Defeat section of the Tuckasegee...

SUP THE TUCK: Day 1

Our goal is to explore the entire Tuckasegee River basin from its origin in Panthertown. This includes paddling the East Fork headwaters and Tanasee Creek Lake, hiking the dry Bonas Defeat section and...

Trail Mix – April 2019

“If I can’t dance with you, then I won’t dance at all. I’ll just sit this one out, with my back to the wall.” Whether it was penning one of the finest love songs ever to grace my ears in “Magnolia Wind,”...

Stand for the Land

Every day in North Carolina is like something out of a movie – from the lush, green forests to the sandy dunes of the coast , there’s something for everyone here. Even a drive on your morning commute can...

Patrick County, VA

With an abundance of lakes and rivers in the area, Patrick County, Virginia has several opportunities for first class fishing. Make your way along the Dan River, flowing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, as...

A Path Forward

From Industry to Recreation: Turning Rails into Trails Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Eva Beaule’s family depended on tobacco agriculture for income. Washington County was one of the country’s...

Know the Spot

The comfort of home waters for fly fishing companions   “I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me.” –Walt Whitman After the ragged...