Graham Averill

Graham Averill
A fledging climber’s ascent of Looking Glass brings reverence for the iconic rock’s first summit, 50 years ago

Probe the pains and pleasures of climbing frozen waterfalls

Gear up and make a dash for West Virginia, where white-water thrills, world-class climbing and mountain biking, and a hip small-town outpost await in the New River Gorge

Enjoy a literary libation that offers a taste of the Caribbean

Lift your spirits with a refreshing seasonal cocktail

A Waynesville couple gives the Strand Theatre a second act

A crew of friends spends an evening in search of the best classic cocktail

Two shops meld cycling with beer for a whole new spin on community hubs

Three dads blaze a trail (and skirt death) in the name of adventure

Kelly McCoy guides fishing fans to great catches on the New River

Reba Brinkman shows a guy with no gun skills the path to inner peace through clay shooting

It's stand-up paddleboarding, and it's riding a wave of popularity on lakes and rivers

A three-mile hike to Wildcat Falls will deliver you to a backcountry swimming hole with nothing but hardwoods for company.

Take a trek through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to marvel at some of the oldest trees in Southern Appalachia

Drop into one of WNC’s wildest waterways for nonstop action

Every rock climber starts life as a gravity-respecting mortal

When rare snowfalls blanket the mountains, the brave risk life and limb to ski the backcountry

A couple gets organic cotton clothing off the ground and takes the industry to new heights