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CONTENTS
F E AT U R E S

25 The Art of the Fresco is Alive in Asheville, North Carolina
Artist Christopher Holt is keeping a craft alive on Haywood Street.

BY NAN K. CHASE

28 Keeping Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Well-Trailed

Thomas Jenkins, of Harrisonburg, has dedicated much of his life to building
pathways for hikers and cyclists. BY ERIC J. WALLACE

30 Mountain Wildlife & Wildflowers: A Photo Essay

Our contributing photographers bring the life of the mountains to light.

35 Mountain Festivals for Your Year

Whatever your fancy and whatever your destination, there's an event waiting.
BY JOE TENNIS

48 Baby James: Cow with a Good Tale

The calf was apparently a victim of oxygen-deprivation at birth. But the good folks
and good dogs at Happy Hens & Highland Farm stepped in to the rescue.
BY MARLA HARDEE MILLING

52 Rock City Barns: Disappearing Landmarks

David Jenkins built himself into the experts on these Southern Appalachian icons,
and now watches with lament as they disappear.
BY DAVID JENKINS

56	Not Your Daddy's Caverns
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No, you can't modernize an ancient space like a cave. But things are different at
some of the region's commercial caverns. BY JOE TENNIS

Letters/Contributors
From the Editor
Mill Creek Stories
Creature Feature

ON THE COVER

The Good Walk

For this shot, photographer Robert Stephens was on the Appalachian Trail,
on Jane Bald where it straddles the Tennessee/North Carolina line. He was
in Tennessee, but only by a few feet.

Our Blue Ridge Towns
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Flavors
Singing in the Garden

PHOTO ON THIS PAGE: Rounded-leaved ragwort flourishes along the Rend
Trail in West Virginia's New River Gorge National River. Photo by Ed Rehbein

Guest Column

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