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Lindsey G.

My name is Lindsey Grossman and I'm the editor of Breathe, a healthy lifestyle magazine for active women, found online at readbreathe.com. In my editor's blog, Lindsey Living, I talk about life as a work-at-home mom, my efforts to be healthy and green, and all things in between. Always seeking new... Full Bio
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Stokesville Campground: A New Virginia Mountain Bike Nirvana? by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Everyone who rides bikes needs to buy Chris Scott a beer. Scott, a fixture on the Southern mountain bike scene for 20 years, owns Shenandoah Mountain Touring and puts on t ... Read on »
June 2013 Issue Out Now! by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We are excited to bring you another stellar issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine! Our June Paddling issue is on newsstands and online and is packed to the brim with every ... Read on »
Mountain Dog Photo Contest Winners by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We had an enormous amount of entries to our Mountain Dog Photo Contest! Thanks to all who shared the photos of their mountain dogs and thanks to Granite Gear for providing ... Read on »
Beyond the Edge: Life and Death on the River by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I watched a friend die on the Green River in North Carolina. Witt was vertically pinned against a tombstone-shaped rock at the bottom of Chiefs. I was scouting Gorilla whe ... Read on »
Synchronous Fireflies Spotted in Pennsylvania by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every June, more than 10,000 people descend upon Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Elkmont Campground to see a miracle of nature: a rare species of synchronous firefli ... Read on »
The French Broad River Threatened By Toxic Waste by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Once referred to as the “Trashy Broad,” today people no longer smell the French Broad River before seeing her. The French Broad now supplies over one million people with d ... Read on »
Head of the Class: 50 of the Best Rivers in the Southeast by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Plan this summer’s adventures with our guide to the best rivers in the Southeast. Grab your kayak, canoe, SUP, raft, or inflatable kayak and get wet on these scenic stretc ... Read on »
Books: Called Again by Jennifer Pharr Davis by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Upon first glance, Jennifer Pharr Davis’s new book, Called Again, is an adventure tale. As anyone who follows long-distance hiking in the Southeast knows, in 2011 Davis se ... Read on »
Lynne Cox: Cold Water Queen by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Twenty-five years ago, Lynne Cox swam ten miles across Siberia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake. When Cox dove in – wearing only a bathing suit, cap, and goggles – ... Read on »
Cell Tower Climbing with Lauren James by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Lauren James is a 24-year-old trad climber from North Carolina (her outgoing voicemail message says, “hey y’all”) who has turned her passion for sending rock into a career ... Read on »
Kayak on the Fly by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Everyone knows that fishing from a boat is superior to wade fishing. You can cover more water, get out farther, land more fish, and when your spouse calls to berate you fo ... Read on »
Bombadil: Comeback Kids by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Bombadil bassist Daniel Michalak played through the pain until it wasn’t possible anymore. In 2008, the tuneful indie rock quartet from Chapel Hill, N.C., was steadily gai ... Read on »
Pedal Power: Best Long Distance Rides in the Blue Ridge by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Spring training is over. Now it’s time to go the distance. Whether you’re a spandex-clad road hog or singletrack-loving dirt bag, there are plenty of opportunities to test ... Read on »
Paradise Found: Scenic Swimming Holes of the Blue Ridge by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Not all swimming holes are created equal. You can beat the heat in just about any stream in the Southern Appalachians, but there are a handful of pools in our backyard tha ... Read on »
River Dams: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living THUMBS UP There are 84,000 dams in the U.S. that provide flood control, drinking water, agricultural irrigation, hydropower, and recreation. Dams are engineered struct ... Read on »
The Notch: Creek Boating for the First Time by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Our new travel editor, Jess Daddio, is a top-notch whitewater paddler, but she wasn’t always a bomber boater. Here she describes one of her first creek boating, class-IV r ... Read on »
Clips of the Week: May 24, 2013 by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Our favorite outdoor videos of the week from around the internet. New River Gorge Bouldering With the newly opened climber’s campground at the New River Gorge, cli ... Read on »
Appalachian Trail Dispatch: Virginia is for Limpers by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Editor’s Note: Blue Ridge Outdoors contributor Chris Gallaway is currently thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. He will be periodically checking in with BRO and sharing the ... Read on »
Appalachian Mountain Brewery by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fact: A new brewery opens every day in North Carolina. Fact: Some of them are in crappy locations. Like in strip malls in towns that are flat with nothing to do but go ... Read on »
Pipe Dream: Hiking the Keystone XL Pipeline by Lindsey G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ken Ilgunas hikes past refineries along the 1,700-mile proposed route. Photo: Woody Welch Though he makes his home in North Carolina, Ken Ilgunas has lived in Alaska, ... Read on »