Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2018 - 5
28 Mountain Curios 2018
From the nation's first air
conditioning to a 6-year-old's rail
misfortune, here are six odd tales.
by Ray Chandler, Su ClausonWicker, Grant Currin, Marla
Hardee Milling, Joe Tennis, Eric
Remains Wed to the A.T.
Logan and Georganna Seamon
married soon after their 2,175-mile
hike, and soon after that took over
a business along the trail.
by Eric J. Wallace
34 Natural Wonders of the
52 Water Woman: Anna
George Finds her Freshwater
Our photographers capture the big
rocks, the tall falls and more.
The director of the Tennessee
Aquarium Conservation Institute
has found her local calling.
Mountains: A Photoessay
38 The Natural Wonders
The mountains of the South are
full of dramatic and intriguing
formations of nature. Here are 50.
by Nan Chase
by Nancy Henderson
Cumberland Gap Redux: A
30th Anniversary Revisit
Twenty-two years after her first visit
for the magazine, our writer returns
to a signature mountain spot.
6 Letters/Worth a Click/ Contributors
8 From the Editor
10 Mill Creek Stories
14 Mountain Report
15 Creature Feature
16 The Good Walk
18 Country Roads
22 Festivals & Events
64 Singing in the Garden
66 Guest Column
On ThE COvER
Photographer Christian Murillo captured a summer-day paddle
along the mountain-lined shores of Lake Burton, in north
Georgia. Murillo is a professional photographer based out of
Atlanta, and specializes in natural landscapes and adventure
by Joan Vannorsdall
Selected placeS viSited in thiS iSSue
Blood Mountain, GA 48
Bluff City, TN 62
Sevierville, TN 16
Drexel, NC 28
Hiawassee, GA 31
Toccoa, GA 32
Multiple-location stories ..34, 38
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