Tag Archives: blue ridge mountains

The Little Brown Shack Out Back: Sapphire Valley Outhouse Race

Sapphire Valley’s Outhouse Races look like foolery. But pure devotion usually does.
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Posted in Dates & Events, February 2014, Mountains | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Where to Find Rhododendron in Western N.C.

Explorers fell for it, enthusiasts still search for it, and communities rally around it. The rhododendron has been a symbol of the Blue Ridge for centuries, and every summer, it covers our hillsides with color.
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Posted in Gardens & Gardening, June 2013, Mountains | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Blue Ridge Parkway: Road to Discovery

This lovely book is an inspiration for readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery along America’s best-loved road: the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Posted in Arts & Culture, Books, July 2011, Mountains | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Mountain Doctor

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.
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Posted in History, January 2011, People, Western N.C. | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Moon Handbooks: Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains by Deborah Huso

Readers can brush up on pertinent trail information, peruse small-scale street maps of mountain towns, compare accommodations, and scope out shopping districts.
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Posted in Books, Mountains, October 2010 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wind in the Woods by Rose Senehi

Senehi brings to life the daily rituals of camp, the counselors’ prodigious skills, and the children’s exuberance as they learn to love and respect the rugged land.
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Posted in Books, September 2010 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment