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  1. Julie Wunder: Running in a Skirt

    Julie Wunder is an Asheville runner who blogs about her experiences on the trail -- and beyond.

  2. Jane Roane: See Jane Run

    Jane Roane is an active member of Asheville's running community and a fine athlete in her own right.

  3. Q&A with Asheville Runner Jane Roane

    Asheville runner Jane Roane shares her thoughts on what keeps her moving and what she loves about running in North Carolina.

  4. Summer's Last Gasp

    Summer may be slipping away, but these 4 Western Carolina mountain lakes will have comfortable swimming temperatures for the next month or so. Not to be missed.

  5. The Gran Fondo Arrives in Asheville

    Considering the mountainous terrain, Asheville is perfectly suited for a gran fondo, which is the fastest growing group ride phenomenon in the country.

  6. Black Mountain Cycling

    Black Mountain is a charming village 10 miles east of Asheville, NC. It’s a ride-from-your-porch kind of town that offers a wide variety of lodging options including quaint inns and cabins.

  7. Insider's Guide to Hot Springs, NC

    Hot Springs, NC is Trail Town, USA, with the beautiful French Broad River flowing nearby and the iconic Appalachian Trail literally running right through town.

  8. 5 Asheville Hikes with Amazing Views

    Asheville sits in a valley, surrounded by so many mountains it’s hard to keep track of which ones you’re looking at, here are 5 unforgettable hikes with amazing views.

  9. 5 Must-Do Zipline Adventures Near Asheville

    Western North Carolina is absolutely loaded with zipline adventures, and all of them are extremely fun for the whole family. The 5 best just so happen to be near Asheville.

  10. Western North Carolina’s First Family of Adventure

    In 1971, when most Americans thought of outdoor adventure, they thought of Yellowstone National Park, not the rivers of the southeast. But..

  11. Bikes and Beer in Brevard

    Brevard, NC is starting to make a name for itself with breweries and bikes. With the introduction of Oskar Blues' new bike farm, it's only getting better.

  12. Bearwallow Beast 5k Trail Run and Festival

    Now in its third year, the Bearwallow Beast 5k Trail Run and Festival, dubbed the “Southeast’s fiercest 5K,” returns on Sunday, May 4.

  13. Slow Food, Fun Ride

    Cycle to Farm Tours give cyclists in the Asheville area a chance to enjoy a fun group ride followed by an after party with fresh, slow food.

  14. French Broad River Festival

    The French Broad River Festival is a fun, quirky event that kicks off the spring outdoor season in the Asheville area. Live music, paddle races

  15. Spring Hiking in the Blue Ridge With Jennifer Pharr Davis

    Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the record for fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. She sits down to talk about spring hiking in Asheville

  16. Heroes of the Trails: The Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Carolina Mountain Club

    Behind the scenes, volunteers from a number of organizations continue working through the winter to make sure that trails are ready for hikers, climbers and riders when spring arrives.

  17. French Broad Float

    A French Broad Float is truly one of the best ways to experience the incredible beauty of western North Carolina from Asheville.

  18. Mount Mitchell Challenge: North Carolina's Most Grueling Ultra Marathon

    Summiting the highest peak east of the Rockies, the Mount Mitchell Challenge is one of the country's most grueling ultra trail races.

  19. Scott & Christy Thrift

    Rock climbing guides Scott and Christy Thrift climb and run a business together, and it all started with a proposal on the side of a cliff.

  20. From Beer City to Gear City: Asheville, NC

    Asheville, known as Beer City may be becoming Gear City, as the number of outdoor gear builders continues to grow.

  21. 5 Perfect Ways to Combine Running and Brunch in Asheville

    Start the morning off right with a scenic run and a hearty meal at these great destinations that combine running with brunch in Asheville.

  22. 15 Outdoor Adventures to Knock Off Your Asheville Bucket List in 2016

    You'll find epic hikes, spectacular waterfalls, mountain vistas, and incredible trips on this Asheville bucket list of outdoor adventures.

  23. Physiology, the Runner’s High, and the Power of Mitochondria

    Sara Molskness, an Asheville runner with a degree in exercise physiology, may understand the "runner's high" better than just about anyone.

  24. 6 Top Spots for Bouldering Around Asheville

    From iconic rocks to local climbing walls, climbers have plenty of great spots for bouldering in the Blue Ridge region around Asheville.

  25. Autumn in Asheville

    Autumn in Asheville is gone in the blink of an eye. Be sure to embrace the season for as long as you can by visiting these five festivals.

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