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  1. Valentine’s Day with the The Dirty Guv’nahs

    Take your special someone on a Valentine's Day tour of these Knoxville spots featured in the Dirty Guvnahs' "Fairlane" music video.

  2. Excerpts from the Abyss

    In December 2014, RootsRated editor Brian Bates and his crew set out on an unforgettable river trip down the Grand Canyon. Here are his inspired reflections.

  3. When Fortune, Fate, and Fitness Align

    For Daniel Lucas, the Thunder Rock 100 was a resounding success, replete with ups and downs, but mostly ups.

  4. Winter at the Ridge: Washington’s Forgotten Ski Area

    High in the Olympic Mountains, Hurricane Ridge is one of the best ski areas in the Pacific Northwest, offering clean powder lines without the crowds.

  5. 50 Things to Do in 2015

    Bucket lists and resolutions are fun, so we've put together a list of 50 things to do in 2015 that will definitely satisfy your quest for adventure.

  6. Insider’s Guide to Sidecountry Skiing at Snowbasin

    The sidecountry skiing at Snowbasin can be a bit of an undertaking, especially returning to the lodge, but it's very well worth the effort.

  7. Bouldering in Chattanooga’s Backyard

    It's widely known that Stone Fort, or Little Rock City, offers some of the best bouldering in Chattanooga. Here's an introduction for those who don't know.

  8. 10 Amazing Long Distance Treks Around the World

    Here are 10 amazing long distance treks around the world, all of which are over 500-miles long.

  9. 11 of the Worst Race Day Photos

    It's a moment in time... you'd rather forget. 10 of the worst race day pics, brought to you by our pals at Seriously Ugly Race Pics.

  10. Jason Syman: Running the Show

    Jason Syman is a Connecticut runner who enjoys the balance running provides in his full life.

  11. Avalanche Awareness Night: Snow Safety and Gear Galore

    The Avalanche Awareness Night is much more than your typical lecture series. It's a beer-filled, gear-filled, ski-speak extravaganza.

  12. Sam Alexander: Staying on Track

    Sam Alexander loves running on the track and going fast. At age 42, he's still flying and giving the younger guys a run for their money.

  13. Zach Andrews: Running is an Adventure

    A former collegiate baseball player and member of a band, Zach Andrews is now an accomplished Alabama ultra runner.

  14. Lowcountry Local

    Here are RootsRated's favorite tried and true local companies that capture the heart and soul of local Charleston craft.

  15. Sourcing Your Thanksgiving Feast

    If you want to ensure your Thanksgiving meal will be one to remember this year, it's as simple as sourcing your meat and veggies. There's no reason not to dine like southern royalty this holiday season, so forget about a trip to the supermarket, and drive just a little bit further to the country.

  16. Lake of the Angels

    The hike to Lake of the Angels is one of the most incredible hikes in Olympic National Park, offering high elevations, panoramic views, and stunning scenery.

  17. Q&A with Ultra Runner DC Lucchesi

    We sat down with DC Lucchesi to talk about why he loves running, the events he prefers and his volunteer efforts with several running groups.

  18. Q&A with Ultra Runner Lana Weber

    We sat down with Lana Weber to talk about running in Boise and about running with the bears along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

  19. Q&A with Ultra Runner Jay Kuehner

    We sat down Seattle ultra runner Jay Kuhner to talks running -- his favorite events, how he gets ready and what running means to him.

  20. Q&A with Asheville Runner Julie Wunder

    Asheville's Juli Wunder began blogging about her running career in her "Running in a Skirt" blog -- and has kept both up over the years.

  21. Q&A with Runner & Coach Art Ives

    Colorado running coach Art Ives has inspired many athletes with his wisdom and work ethic.

  22. Q&A with Colorado Runner Cara Winters

    Cara Winters is a Denver runner with a positive outlook on running -- and many miles yet to run.

  23. Q&A with Local Legend Bill Beagle

    Bill Beagle is a Colorado Springs runner with a song in his heart -- and many miles on his legs!

  24. Q&A with Austin Ultra Runner Erik Stanley

    Austin ultra runner Erik Stanley talks about what keeps him running, why he loves the sport and his future running goals.

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