Nature

The Golden Age of Camping

Forget roughing it. Our nylon tents, weather apps, and freeze-dried trail chow can’t hold a candle to the comforts of camping a century ago. In Pisgah Forest, the adventures of happy campers like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and George Vanderbilt inspire classic campouts today.

Travel

Appalachian State Creates Students of the Slopes

On snow days, there’s one class at Appalachian State University that’s never canceled: ski school. For 50 years, the state’s second-oldest ski mountain has groomed generations of fearless — some might say foolhardy — Southern skiers.

Life

A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots

The only way we could get this motley crew of birds, beasts, and men to pose together was to illustrate them. But the rivalries between these Division I good luck charms are good-natured — we think.

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