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CONTENTS
F E AT U R E S

28 Fall Farm Visits in 7 States

54 'Closest Things Between Us is a

BY JOE TENNIS

The president of Tennessee's International
Storytelling Center is working to unite the
world with tales.

Combine this year's leaf-peak travels with a
stop at a working farm.

38 The Spendor of Fall:

Story' Says Kiran Singh Sirah

BY MARLA HARDEE MILLING

The Photo Essay

Our contributing photographers are all about
leaf season.

60 Snakes! Tal Galton Can Get

You to Love Other Creatures, Too

As a boy, the operator Snakeroot Ecotours in
Celo, North Carolina, wanted to be either a
baseball player or a herpetologist.

46 TAG Galyean Loves West
Virginia

The resort developer and entrepreneur now
has a hand in the nation's top distillery.
BY SU CLAUSON-WICKER

50 High School Football and the
Age of Innocence

Things were so much simpler when life was
built around cheerleaders, clean tackles and
. . . a championship!

BY NANCY HENDERSON

64 It All Starts with the Shoes

Dr. Casey Kerrigan left an academic career at
the University of Virginia to help women find
a shoe that really works.
BY ERIC J. WALLACE

BY HARRIET MICHAEL

PHOTO ON THIS PAGE: The sun rises over Mount Mitchell, as seen from the

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Contributors/Corrections/Click
From the Editor
Creature Feature
Mill Creek Stories
The Good Walk

peak of Craggy Pinnacle, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville,
North Carolina. PHOTO BY ROBERT STEPHENS

18	 Festivals & Events
22 	 Country Roads
70	 Flavors
72	 Singing in the Garden
74	 Guest Column

ON THE COVER
Below the North Fork Mountain Trail,
Germany Valley of Pendleton County,
West Virginia is aglow in autumn
splendor. PHOTO BY ED REHBEIN

Our Blue Ridge Towns

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