Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson
Jun 2019
Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip - Difficulty: moderate

Apr 2019
Driving down memory lane along the High Country’s first scenic byway

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Feb 2018
A new trail guide puts mountain flower hikes into lovely focus

Dec 2017
Asheville’s Shoji Spa & Lodge offers Japanese wellness without the frequent flyer miles

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Dec 2017
Adventure seekers, nature lovers, kids, adults, grandparents: We’ve got your ultimate guide to seasonal fun in the mountains

Aug 2017
Holloway Meadow Loop

Jun 2017
Distance: 7.6 miles round-trip; Difficulty: Strenuous

Jun 2017
Tweetsie Railroad celebrates 60 years as a kingpin of mountain family tourism

Feb 2017
Great hiking routes in the town of Seven Devils

Dec 2016
25 new, novel, and fun ways to get in shape

Oct 2016
Distance: 2.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Apr 2016
The winding route to Plumtree through far western Avery County on U.S. 19 East is the very definition of a road trip. It’s the kind of byway most people would take only if this out-of-the-way hamlet were the destination itself. But for fans of beer and scenic beauty, a thriving brewery and a cluster of outdoor options are enticing reasons to tour the North Toe River valley’s flower-filled fields.

Dec 2015
Check in to these lodges where après-ski combines a room, dining, and drinks

Oct 2015
Distance: 3, 5, or 6 miles, Difficulty: Strenuous

Jul 2015
Distance: 1.6 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate

Apr 2015
Roan Mountain’s Cloudland Hotel once served as an elevated destination for naturalists

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Apr 2014
An alliance of outdoor product manufacturers takes root in WNC

Jun 2013
Discover your inner calm with a yoga hiking trek

Apr 2013
Newly completed Rocky Knob Park puts Boone on the map for mountain biking enthusiasts

Mar 2013
Julian Morton's community, Invershiel, recreated a bit of his homeland in the High Country

Oct 2012
Sugarcoat the holidays with a classic cookie martini

Jun 2012
A hungry chef elevates energy treats beyond the sweet

Dec 2011
Elk Knob State Park Distance: 4 miles round-trip Difficulty: strenuous

Dec 2011
Make a break for fresh ground with the growing sport of snowshoeing

Dec 2011
Andrea Morrell’s detour from farming led to pasta success

Oct 2011
DuPont State Forest Distance: 1/2 Mile Round-trip Difficulty: Easy (Guided)

Sep 2011
A couple pioneers winemaking in Watauga County

May 2011
Blowing Rock Distance: 3.4 miles Round-trip difficulty: Strenuous

Apr 2011
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail: Cashiers: Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: moderate

Feb 2011
Oconaluftee River Trail

Jan 2011
Frigid temperatures, record snowfall, remarkable beauty— rangers experience it all atop mighty Mount Mitchell

Jul 2010
For years, Grandfather Mountain served as the launch pad for high-flying gliders

Oct 2009
Eustace Conway might be living in a bygone era, but he’s no historical reenactor

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s few remaining century-old cabins stand as reminders of the region’s isolation and the Appalachian way of life. Here’s a trio of hikes to historic homesteads that offer insight into the past.

Jun 2009
Tackle the Beech Mountain ride that inspired Lance Armstrong’s comeback from cancer