Graham Averill

Graham Averill
Oct 2019
In a quest to hold onto his twins’ childhood innocence, a father attempts the most cheerful family intervention of all—complete with elves, trees, trimmings, and a glut of hot cocoa—in a funny and heartwarming adventure played out in the Rockwellian hamlet of Highlands.

Aug 2019
The towers that once helped the mountains ward off blazes are finding new lives as hiking destinations

Jun 2018
During a trek on Calloway Peak, a father of twins learns to loosen the reins

Oct 2016
A fledging climber’s ascent of Looking Glass brings reverence for the iconic rock’s first summit, 50 years ago

Dec 2015
Probe the pains and pleasures of climbing frozen waterfalls

Apr 2015
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

Jun 2014
Enjoy a literary libation that offers a taste of the Caribbean

Mar 2014
Lift your spirits with a refreshing seasonal cocktail

Oct 2013
A Waynesville couple gives the Strand Theatre a second act

Jul 2013
A crew of friends spends an evening in search of the best classic cocktail

Apr 2013
Two shops meld cycling with beer for a whole new spin on community hubs

Jun 2012
Three dads blaze a trail (and skirt death) in the name of adventure

Jun 2012
Kelly McCoy guides fishing fans to great catches on the New River

Apr 2012
Reba Brinkman shows a guy with no gun skills the path to inner peace through clay shooting

Jul 2011
It's stand-up paddleboarding, and it's riding a wave of popularity on lakes and rivers

Jun 2011
A three-mile hike to Wildcat Falls will deliver you to a backcountry swimming hole with nothing but hardwoods for company.

Jun 2011
Take a trek through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to marvel at some of the oldest trees in Southern Appalachia

Apr 2010
Drop into one of WNC’s wildest waterways for nonstop action

Sep 2009
Every rock climber starts life as a gravity-respecting mortal

Mar 2009
When rare snowfalls blanket the mountains, the brave risk life and limb to ski the backcountry

Mar 2009
A couple gets organic cotton clothing off the ground and takes the industry to new heights