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East vs. West: Who has the superior snow?

An age-old debate in the ski/snowboard community is which side of the country is best. In actuality, it really isn’t fair to compare the two. 565 more words

East Coast Snowboarding

Beech Mountain Breeze now Available

A freak accident causes Buckeye Lake to be drained. A girl’s body is found in the mud. A mysterious mountain hermit is a suspect, but no one has ever seen him. 57 more words

Among the Shine Clan Part 22 by Dellani Oakes

Fiddlestix has left the military and is now freelancing as a solo. Her path leads her to Daytona Beach, where she’s sitting in a bar, waiting for something to happen. 679 more words

Dellani Oakes

Waterfalls and Wildlife Part 2: Cedar Run

Doggedly we pushed upward …

With three of the four falls along our planned route behind us, we were eager to gain the most impressive of Whiteoak Canyon’s attractions. 1,545 more words


Waterfalls and Wildlife, Part 1: Whiteoak Canyon

Whiteoak Canyon in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park gets a lot of love. It usually occupies the “second best” or “second most popular” spot on any given website’s SNP bucket list, giving way to Old Rag (an exciting, rocky, summit climb), or… 1,532 more words


Into the Woods: Big Frog

I’m a self-confessed fan of winter hikes. Occasionally, however, I go hiking when it’s actually cold.

To those of you not from the South who think “cold” means 45 degrees to us down here, I have a word for you: A-L-T-I-T-U-D-E. 615 more words


Sitting Up With the Dead, an Appalachian Custom

The word Appalachia is an old Indian word, and it means “endless mountain range.” The Cherokee Indians who lived there thought the Appalachian Mountains went on forever and ever. 658 more words