January – February 2020: Best of the Blue Ridge

first_imgFeatures New 2020 tunes on the horizon; Sturgill Simpson plays Southern arenas Readers pick their favorite race, faces, and places in the region. A major climate report offers a bleak forecast for the ski industry.  Local Favorites: Gear made in the Blue Ridge The Slopes on a Budget TRAIL MIX Boat Rock bouldering competition – R.I.P. Jake Burton Carpenter – Scenes from North Carolina’s Shut-In Ridge Trail Race – Gear made in the Blue Ridge – Frigid running in Pennsylvania – Brewery makes edible packaging THE GOODS On the Cover 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.  Quick Hits LWCF: Four letters that every outdoor adventurer should know 2020 RACE AND EVENT GUIDE Best of the Blue Ridge Photo by Justin Potter, WINNER of the BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS COVER PHOTO CONTEST. Determined to get his kids on the mountain, an avid skier shares tips for making resort runs affordable.  “Unviable” Snow in the South Perspective Departments Justin set out to capture the Rhododendrons blooming but was treated to one of the most beautiful sunrises of the year!last_img

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