Life Outside

You receive the kind, loving gift of a guided trout-fishing excursion from your wife, there’s some pressure to perform. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:55 AM LifeOutside

If you've run a road race of most any distance in the region, you likely know Marion Childress more

Sep 21, 2016 11:52 AM LifeOutside 1 Comments

Is it true that if it's not photoed and Stravaed, it never happened? more

Sep 21, 2016 11:49 AM LifeOutside

And it's bigger and better than ever! more

Sep 21, 2016 11:36 AM LifeOutside

These four towns provide the perfect base for outdoor fun. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:32 AM LifeOutside

Top 10 spots, plus a look at harder climbs. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:25 AM LifeOutside

Hungry Mother Adventures facility borders the state park. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:20 AM LifeOutside

The area’s blend of urban and mountain trails provides an ideal riding environment. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:16 AM LifeOutside

Does the threat of a brain-eating zombie make you run faster? more

Sep 21, 2016 11:12 AM LifeOutside

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

Last laugh: the perils of backyard camping. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:47 AM LifeOutside

Helping a Blue Ridge Marathoner, and being amazed at the talent and times around him. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:44 AM LifeOutside


Michael Morris

The local runner, marathoner, and hiker climbs Africa's tallest peak. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:40 AM LifeOutside


David Hungate

Our writer and three great guides make the case. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:34 AM LifeOutside


621 Studios

The mountains are full of great climbing, hiking, biking, fishing and more. And also full of great dining-with-view. Combine the two for great fun. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:31 AM LifeOutside

it’s spring—time to get the family outside and into the woods. See our list of 10 great Virginia mountain family campgrounds. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:21 AM LifeOutside


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

Outdoor news n' notes from LifeOutside Fall 2014 more

Apr 20, 2015 10:55 AM , LifeOutside

Get a look at the Quick Strides department featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Life Outside. more

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