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Kurt Rheinheimer

Through the Cold

Cold weather couldn't deter Kurt and family from their monthly hikes. Read on about his December 2017 adventures. more

Jan 30, 2018 12:03 PM Kurts Hikes

Suzi Parron is the author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail.” more

Jan 2, 2018 11:26 AM Guest Columnists


Ginny Neil

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. —Mitch Hedberg more

Jan 2, 2018 11:24 AM Mountain Garden

Our food columnist, Fred Sauceman, writes of smoky ham, secret sauce, and blue cheese dressing. more

Jan 2, 2018 11:22 AM Food & Flavors

The Ocoee River ran uninterrupted until 1913, when a dam was built to generate power, broke free in 1976, hosted Olympic events in 1996, and is now guaranteed to run free for about 100 days a year for the next 15 years. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:37 AM Features

Camp Toccoa, a WWII training camp from 1942 until 1944, is now home to a museum, and presents the opportunity for the fit among us to replicate the six-mile run undertaken by recruits hoping to become part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:35 AM Features


Joe Tennis

When the Tennessee Valley Authority inundated the land near Hiawassee in 1941, some relatives came to rescue buried remains of relatives from land that would become an island; and some did not. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM Features

The once-avant-garde structure has, since its 1858 construction, undergone many challenges and changes. A new effort may save it for all. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:26 AM Features

Caverns’ owner T. C. Northcott was obsessed with the 54-degree cave air, and was convinced of its restorative benefits. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:24 AM Features

A 6-year-old in Burke County, North Carolina in 1931 may not have realized what an enlightened punishment he received for a derailment that injured four, ripped up some 100 yards of track and cost about $15,000 to repair. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:22 AM Features

Beans are the star of the show at the A.J. Bush & Company General Store in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:15 AM Country Roads

Mark Pedro believes in miracles, divine intervention—and even the second coming of Jesus Christ in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:13 AM Country Roads

You've never seen Titanic like this - in fashion and Legos! more

Jan 2, 2018 10:08 AM Country Roads


Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Downtown Sevierville and the adjoining West Prong Greenway make for a walk that has ample connections to the town’s favorite daughter, along with many other treats. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:48 AM The Hike

A popular North Georgia attraction is also a little-known haven for peregrine falcons. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:45 AM Creature Feature

Is this the year for the resolution to . . . simply be yourself? more

Jan 2, 2018 9:42 AM Mill Creek Stories


Kurt Rheinheimer

Plus a sneak peek at new content in this and the rest of our 2018 issues. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:40 AM From the Editor


Kurt Rheinheimer

Back to the Woods after a Month Off for a Much Bigger Cause

Kurt's hikes are back up and running after a family member's health scare and his one-in-a-million recovery. more

Dec 14, 2017 11:40 AM Kurts Hikes

Ready to see week 164 of our Favorite Facebook photos? Tell us your favorite shot in the comments! more

Dec 1, 2017 7:30 AM Our Favorite Facebook Photos

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