Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 8

FROM THE EDITOR

A Family's Favorite
National Park
If there's a thread of experiential connection in my family, it is certainly
walks, now over parts of nine decades,
in the National Park you hike-
the Appalachian Trail.

by Kurt Rheinheimer
The Pogo Campsite (see sign on tree) welcomed a family last year, to
celebrate the 98-year life of its patriarch.

The honoring of the 100th anniversary of the National Park
Service is scheduled for August 25th, but perhaps the
true celebration of the public lands we love is being
out upon them, day after
day, year after year.
My family, for instance, is
now in its ninth decade of
walking the Appalachian
National Scenic Trail, with
some of those troddings
having become family lore
and family celebration.
There are, to start, the old
family stories . . .

Of little me in a wicker
laundry basket, strapped
somehow to my father's
back for some distance
along the A.T. in the Smokies, until my mother decided my neck wasn't yet
strong enough to handle
all that bouncing around
in there.
Or me at age 9 in southern
Maine with my father and
two other grown-up A.T.
hikers, not long after Hurricane Carol devasted New
England. The tiny skinny
guy got assigned the task
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016

Happy 100th to Our National Parks
West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
The Southern Mountain Bucket List
The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Letters/Worth a Click
From the Editor
Contributors’ Notes
Mill Creek Stories
Mountain Report
Great Buys
Creature Feature
The Hike
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Mountain Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Letters/Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Contributors’ Notes
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Happy 100th to Our National Parks
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 28
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Southern Mountain Bucket List
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 46
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 50
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 56
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Garden
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Guest Column
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