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The accoutrements for hiking have changed over the years, but remnants of the old ways remain. Read more

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You’re out doing something you love, and somebody gets a candid shot of it? Might be the best kind of photo there is. Read more

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Courtesy of Radford Visitor Center

The magazine debuts a new column this issue—one that goes deep inside the places where we live, the places we come to love. Read more

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What are the chances of a story in our first issue having a completely unplanned family tie to one in this 30th Anniversary issue? Maybe pretty good once you consider that family’s commitment to the region we love. Read more

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As our readers weigh in with their picks in many categories, here are five personal picks for the great walks in the mountains. Read more

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A boy in the woods with his parents is not thinking about trying to call a bird or identify a flower. No, years must ripen to allow such appreciations. Read more

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Kurt Rheinheimer

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

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Joseph Mackareth

How to honor your grandmother by confessing to your carelessness. Read more

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COURTESY ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRGINIA ROOM

You start early enough in life with way too much at one serving, you could well be hooked for life. Read more

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The loop is long, at nearly 11 miles, but its great variety of terrain, habitat, flora and vista make it a worthy undertaking. Read more

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