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54 Where to Watch the Hawks

Former Blue Ridge Country contributing editor
and columnist Elizabeth Hunter returns to a
favorite place, and we get to read about it.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ED REHBEIN

Blue Ridge Parkway:
A Loving Lament

BY ELIZABETH HUNTER

West Virginia's Hanging Rock Raptor
Observatory is worth the walk.

56 Elora Overbey Finds a Niche at
Allegheny Mountain Institute

36 Get Outside with Kayla Carter

The East Tennessee woman's dedication to the
outdoors has become her job.
BY NANCY NENDERSON

The institute's motto of "Growing food, building
community" is a perfect fit. BY GINNY NEIL

58 Oils From Old Trees: Ian

Montgomery Squeezes Out the Scents

38 Mountain Covered Bridges:
The Photo Essay

An essential oil can make a fake Christmas tree
"real." BY HANNAH MILLER

Our contributing photographers create a tribute
to a disappearing and cherished piece of the
Southern Appalachian landscape.

60 Can the Hemlocks Come Back?

42 Fall Travel: Have Your Leaves

New efforts in several realms are yielding
promising results. BY BRUCE INGRAM

and Lots More Too

These treks to fun spots in seven states are full
of great dining, things to do and see, as well as
some great leaf spots. BY JOE TENNIS

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Letters/Contributors
From the Editor
Creature Feature
Mill Creek Stories
Our Blue Ridge Towns
The Good Walk

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Country Roads

ON THE COVER

Singing in the Garden

Photographer Ed Rehbein shot
the swinging bridge over Glade Creek
at Babcock State Park, West Virginia.

Flavors
Festivals & Events
Guest Column

THIS-PAGE PHOTO by Brent McGuirt:
Along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah
National Park, Virginia.



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