Bruce Ingram

Gypsy Moth Leaf

Bruce Ingram

The stand of chestnut and scarlet oaks on my 140-acre mountainside tract in the Sinking Creek Valley of Craig County, Va. spoke volumes about the devastation that gypsy moths can wreak. more

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM Magazine

From fishing and boating to taking in tall tales, historic Jonesborough, Tenn. provides everything you need for an enchanting escape in the Blue Ridge region. more

Aug 28, 2010 12:00 AM Tennessee

Canoe Potomac

Bruce Ingram

A canoe trip on the Potomac means beautiful scenery, impressive fishing, lots of birding and overnight stops on land from campsites to B&Bs. more

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM Great Escapes

Besides obviously a canoe and dry box or bag and perhaps a rod for fishing and binoculars for birding, what are some essential items for canoe camping the Blue Ridge's rivers during the warm weather period? more

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM Online Extras

Orchard at Altapass Apples

Marty & Allison Martin

The brother-and-sister team of Kit Trubey and Bill Carson has rescued some 275 parkway-straddling acres and brought them back to apple-bearing life. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Fall Travel

To us, they’re an afternoon snack, good for slicing over cereal or baking into a special dessert. To our mountain ancestors, apples were subsistence foods, and they raised a host of varieties that ripened from early summer through late fall... more

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM Favorite Articles

“How about 30 by 3:00?” I ask my wife Elaine as we launch from the Hartzog Ford Road low-water bridge. “Aren’t you just a tad optimistic?” she poses back. On many rivers, Elaine would be right to doubt our ability to hear or see 30 birds... more

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM North Carolina

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