Kurt Rheinheimer

Matt Allenbaugh has been on duty out on the Roanoke area’s most-used sections of the Appalachian Trail only since April. The 2005 thru-hiker has been out on trails far longer. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:09 AM LifeOutside

For the unenlightened, “problems” are not that at all—they’re places where the likes of Aaron Parlier have mapped out how to climb a boulder. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:07 AM LifeOutside

The Roanoke housing market is not the most robust in the state, but the recovery from the Great Recession is at least complete in most areas of the valley, and far better than that in others. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:15 PM Departments

Beth Macy's new book, rooted in Franklin County and with broad branches in Roanoke, offers a hard look at the circus in its ugly heyday, and at two brothers victimized by its yet-uglier power. more

Sep 13, 2016 7:29 AM Departments

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, here are 16 great get-out-and-do's to help celebrate the August 25 birthday. more

Jun 30, 2016 3:24 PM Departments

Pathfinders for Greenways, Roanoke County and Virgina Tech are at work on a new loop and Parking lot. more

May 20, 2016 9:27 AM LifeOutside

Before long, a simple hobby can grow into so much more. more

May 20, 2016 9:13 AM LifeOutside

Sometimes, injuries can happen even before you hit the trail. more

May 20, 2016 9:02 AM LifeOutside

Our readers voted on many things large and small in the initial Best of Roanoke balloting 30 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of them opined on a topic largely forgotten since. more

May 3, 2016 9:55 AM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Mountain-biker Corey Heitz has undertaken lots of outdoor pursuits, including rowing, running and backpacking. But for the go-to these days, it’s the bicycle out on the trails. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:08 AM LifeOutside

The lushness of new-season vegetation, combined with snow-melt high flows in streams and some great views make these five hikes perfect for spring. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:05 AM LifeOutside

J.J. Redick’s NBA career began as pretty ho-hum. What in the world has happened over the past few seasons as he has moved toward age 30? more

Mar 15, 2016 11:25 AM Departments

It is of course the food first and foremost. But at least in those dining rooms where you become a regular, it's far more. more

Nov 3, 2015 4:29 PM Departments

‘A Walk in the Woods’: Two Stars for Two Stars

See our editor's review of "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. more

Sep 3, 2015 9:13 AM Behind The Page


Ruth Herdman

What's your favorite piece of gear? more

Sep 2, 2015 3:53 PM LifeOutside

The movie will bring a new level of fame and attractiveness not only to the whole of the 2,180-mile trail, but also to Virginia’s 550 miles of it and to what is arguably the trail’s most famous en-route spot—McAfee Knob. more

Aug 25, 2015 9:26 AM Magazine

Salem’s Joseph Teh may be the most laidback ultra athlete you could find. Yes, he does ridiculous-distance races, but he cares much more about the experience and the scenery than his times, which are measured in days. more

Jul 28, 2015 11:04 AM LifeOutside

From her inauspicious first serious ride to now planning her days around getting out on the bike, Liz Smith is enduring a pretty serious outbreak of "Gear Acquisition Syndrome." more

Jul 28, 2015 10:20 AM LifeOutside

Editor in Chief Kurt Rheinheimer says farewell to his father, a man who was, perhaps above all, a student. more

Apr 28, 2015 2:02 PM Departments

Outdoor news n' notes from LifeOutside Fall 2014 more

Apr 20, 2015 10:55 AM , LifeOutside

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