Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 4

{

}

Come see what three hundred

million years of landscaping looks like.

exploring the Mountains of the south

Volume XXVI | Number 7/8
JULY/AUGUST 2013
Covering the Mountain Regions of

Virginia | North Carolina | West Virginia
Tennessee | Georgia | Maryland
South Carolina| Kentucky | Alabama
President and CeO ...............................................J. Richard Wells
seniOr viCe President/
PUBLisHer ........................................................................Scott R. Templeton
editOr in CHief ....................................................Kurt Rheinheimer
assOCiate editOr ................................................... Jessica Wright
digitaL PUBLiCatiOns editOr ...........................Jeffrey K. Wood
art direCtOr .................................................................. Austin Clark
assOCiate art direCtOr .....................................Caroline McKean
editOr at Large .............................................Cara Ellen Modisett
COntriBUting editOrs
Su Clauson-Wicker, Elizabeth Hunter,
Deborah R. Huso, Marla Hardee Milling, Joe Tennis
PrOdUCtiOn direCtOr ........................................... Patty Jackson

GRANDFATHER®
MOUNTAIN

Folks have been coming to Grandfather
Mountain for generations. For the
views, the hiking, the animals — and to
see what happens when you let nature
take its course.

WONDERS NEVER CEASE

www.grandfather.com

COntriBUting Writers
Leonard Adkins, John Batchelor, Sam Boykin, Paul Clark, Neil
Cotiaux, Jan Davidson, Jo Harris, Nancy Henderson, Cathryn
McCue, Fred Sauceman, Annie Tobey, Matthew Whorley
COntriBUting PHOtOgraPHers ...........Todd Bush, Rob Travis
viCe President Marketing ...................................... Denise Koff
CirCULatiOn Manager .............................................. Suzi Findley
regiOnaL advertising direCtOr ...........................Liz Houhoulis
aCCOUnt exeCUtive ................................................... Greg Randolph

Landscaping
Grandfather Mountain
Blue Ridge Country

advertising serviCes Manager......................... Jenny Dorsey

1/3 Page 4.75” x 4.625”
Art: Taylor Adams
Contact: Landis Woffrd
828-733-2013

Blue Ridge Country 1/3.indd 1

4/11/13 2:11 PM

advertising COOrdinatOr ............................... Vicki Markvart
sOCiaL Media editOr .......................................................... Liz Long

Lexington was picked by Smithsonian.com as one of the
Top 20 Towns to Visit in 2013. Here are just a few reasons why:

Media COOrdinatOr .......................................... Katie Larrington

2

3

MaiLing and deLivery ..........................................Chris Sweeney

HIKE THE
LEGENDARY
GOSHEN PASS

Printer ....................................... Cadmus Specialty Publications

COntrOLLer......................................................... Carol Christenson
HUMan resOUrCe Manager/
COLLeCtiOns Manager ...............................................Shiree Carr
assistant COntrOLLer .................................................... Doris Tice

1
Soak up some history
at the Stonewall
Jackson house

OHHH AND
AHHH AT
NATURAL
BRIDGE

4

TASTE A
JUJUBE AT
VIRGINIA GOLD
ORCHARD

Leisure Publishing
is now
LeisureMedia360

5
Picnic on the
Blue Ridge
Parkway

assistant tO tHe PUBLisHer ......................................Mary Fowler

Visit LexingtonVirginia.com for your free travel guide today.
4 | BlueRidgeCountry.com

Blue Ridge Country is published bimonthly by LeisureMedia360 (formerly
Leisure Publishing Co.) (ISSN# 10413456) (USPS# 003022). (JULY/AUGUST
2013, Volume 26, Number 7/8.) Editorial and advertising offices at 3424
Brambleton Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24018. Mailing address: P Box
.O.
21535, Roanoke, VA 24018-0563. Telephone: 540-989-6138. Fax: 540-9897603. Subscriber questions: 1-800-877-6026; Blue Ridge Country, PO Box
0567 Selmer TN 37375; e-mail:
circ@leisurepublishing.com.
Web site: BlueRidgeCountry.com.
Advertising rates on request from advertising office. Subscriptions
are $17 for six issues, $28.95 for 12 issues, $38.95 for 18 issues.
.95
Unsolicited manuscripts and article queries are invited, but both must be
accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Copyright 2013,
Leisure Publishing Co. Blue Ridge Country is a registered trademark of
Leisure Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Periodical postage paid at Roanoke, Virginia and additional offices.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Blue Ridge Country, P Box
.O.
21535, Roanoke, VA 24018-0563. Printed in the USA. This
publication, pledged to the letter and spirit of equal housing
opportunity, will not knowingly accept any real estate advertising
in violation of U.S. equal opportunity law.


http://www.grandfather.com http://www.LexingtonVirginia.com http://BlueRidgeCountry.com http://www.LexingtonVirginia.com http://BlueRidgeCountry.com

Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013

Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013
Table of Contents
Digital Help Guide
Letters
From the Editor
From the Farm
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
Great Home Buys
Country Roads
The Hike
Mountain Report
Festivals and Events
The Best of the Mountains 2013
25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Cabin in the Woods
Flavors
Mountain Garden
The Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Digital Help Guide
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Letters
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Great Home Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Best of the Mountains 2013
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 66
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 67
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 68
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 69
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 70
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 71
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 73
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 74
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 75
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 76
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 77
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 78
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 79
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 81
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 82
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 83
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 84
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 85
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cabin in the Woods
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 87
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 88
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 89
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 91
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 93
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 94
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 95
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 96
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 97
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE7
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE8
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - DE9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 99
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brcja21
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2021_0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2021_0304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2021_0102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_11_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_0708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_0304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2020_0102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_1112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_0708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_0304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2019_0102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_1112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_0708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_0304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2018_0102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2017_1112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2017_0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2017_0708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2017_0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_2017_0304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20170102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20160910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20160708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20160506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20160304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20160102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20151112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20150910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20150708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20150506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20150304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20150102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20141112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20140910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20140708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20140506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20140304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20140102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20131112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20130910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/brc_20130708
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com