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  1. 19 of the Best RootsRated Stories from 2015

    From epic adventures to unforgettable destinations, to conversations with some of the most influential outdoorsmen and women around, here's a collection of our favorite reads from the outdoor life in 2015.

  2. East Tennessee's Forgotten Mountain Biking Destination

    At the western edge of the Cherokee National Forest, the Chilhowee Recreation Area quietly boasts some of the best mountain biking near Chattanooga. So, why is no one there?

  3. Start a New Tradition with a Campfire Holiday Feast

    Sweet potatoes, turkey hash and baked apples are all easy campfire creations that are possible when creating your holiday meal on the trail.

  4. Mark McKnight to Join RootsRated in 2016

    In a joint press release, RootsRated and Rock/Creek have announced that long-time Rock/Creek Marketing Director Mark McKnight will join RootsRated in January 2016.

  5. 3 Chattanooga Trail Runs Perfect for Heavy Leaf Season

    These Chattanooga trail runs will ensure that you don't sprain your ankles when leaves cover the trails and make seeing rocks impossible.

  6. History and Myths on Lookout Mountain

    Lookout Mountain is filled with historical remnants of past battles and cultures—but we may not know the full story of how they got there.

  7. An Insider’s Guide to the Horse Pens 40 Leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series

    Set for Saturday, November 21, here's everything you need to know about this year's Horse Pens 40 leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.

  8. A Conversation with 7 Bridges Marathoners Jean Paul and Devin Vaudreuil

    We caught up with Jean Paul Vaudreuil to discuss his thoughts on why the 7 Bridges Marathon is such a special event for Chattanooga runners.

  9. A Conversation with StumpJump Athlete John Wiygul

    We sat down with StumpJump athlete (and recent Chattanooga IRONMAN finisher) John Wiygul to discuss his pre- and post-race traditions and more.

  10. A Conversation with the Georgia Tech Crew Team

    We sat down with Katherine Hewitt of the Georgia Tech Crew Team to discuss why she thinks the Chattanooga Head Race is such a special event.

  11. A Conversation with Triple Crown Athlete Lisa Rands

    We sat down with pro climber Lisa Rands to discuss why she thinks the Stone Fort leg of the Triple Crown is such a special event.

  12. The Remarkable Kasia Pietras Helps Energize the Chattanooga Climbing Community

    Kasia Pietras has become a cornerstone in the Chattanooga climbing community with her amazing skills and willingness to help others improve.

  13. The Ghosts of Laurel-Snow

    Beneath the rugged hills and crystal waters of Dayton, Tennessee's Laurel-Snow Wilderness lies a maze of tunnels, abandoned mines, and forgotten stories.

  14. An Insider's Guide to the Stone Fort Leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series

    Everything from parking to partaking, here’s a look at what to expect at this year's Stone Fort leg of the Triple Crown.

  15. A Conversation with Ragnar Relay Racer Lisa Logan

    We caught up with Ragnar Relay racer Lisa Logan to discuss why she thinks the run is such a special event and to find out more about her team and their goals and motivations.

  16. Boone Start-Up Aims to Make Coffee an Outdoor Pursuit

    Jeremy Bollman and Jeremy Parnell created Hatchet Coffee to meld their passions of fine coffee and the outdoor community around Boone, NC.

  17. Changes to the Fiery Gizzard Trail: What You Need To Know

    The truth about the Fiery Gizzard Trail turns out to be a little more complicated than the headlines let on. Here's what you should know.

  18. A Spectator's Guide to RiverRocks 2015: Week 4

    If you’ve never heard of RiverRocks, this is the year for a change. Here, a guide to the spectating the events held during the final week of the festival.

  19. The Legacy of the Eagles Nest: Lost Memories of How Lookout Mountain Park Came to Be

    It was known as Memory Place, but almost no one remembers that now: This is the fascinating story of Chattanooga's forgotten Eagles Nest park.

  20. A Spectator's Guide to RiverRocks 2015: Week 2

    If you’ve never heard of RiverRocks, this is the year for a change. Here, a guide to the spectating the events held during the second week of the festival.

  21. A Spectator's Guide to RiverRocks 2015: Week 1

    If you’ve never heard of RiverRocks, this is the year for a change. October marks the 6th year of the festival in the Scenic City, and there’s something for everyone whether you plan to participate in an athletic event or spectate, listen to music, or watch a film.

  22. A Spectator's Guide to RiverRocks 2015: Week 3

    If you’ve never heard of RiverRocks, this is the year for a change. Here, a guide to the spectating the events held during the third week of the festival.

  23. An Award-Winning Program and Chattanooga Head Race Competitors: Georgia Tech Crew

    It's impossible to talk about the sport of rowing in the Southeast without mentioning the Georgia Tech Crew team. Find out why they're such an impressive team to watch at this year's Chattanooga Head Race.

  24. Pro Climber, Humble Coach, and Triple Crown Athlete: Lisa Rands

    If you're a climber in the Chattanooga area, you've surely heard the name, Lisa Rands. And if you've been lucky enough to see her at the bouldering field or at the gym, you know just how much she lives and breathes the sport.

  25. An Incredible Athlete and a StumpJump Legend: John Wiygul

    John Wiygul can claim something few StumpJump 50K runners can: He’s run the event every year for the last 10 years in a row.

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