Jeff Bartlett

Asheville, Chattanooga, Brevard, Moab, Fayetteville, Seattle, Boone, Denver, Joshua Tree National Park

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  1. Paddling Arkansas's Buffalo River in Winter


    Beat the summer crowds on the world-class Buffalo River with a multi-day winter kayak tour, plus some of the best hikes in northwest Arkansas!

  2. 7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors


    Everyone knows about packing out your trash. Here are a few often-overlooked ways to tread lightly in the great outdoors.

  3. Bent Creek Experimental Forest - Mountain Biking


    Bent Creek Experimental Forest is, without question, the most popular destination for Asheville mountain biking. It's located a mere 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, and is more beginner-friendly than the nearby Pisgah trails.

  4. Chilhowee Recreation Area - Mountain Biking


    Chilhowee is one of the few places to ride mountain bikes on singletrack in the Cherokee National Forest , and that riding is challenging and excellent. Earn your turns from the Clemmer Trailhead and reap the reward on the way back down!

  5. Cove Creek / Daniel Ridge - Mountain Biking


    The Cove-Daniel loop is a classic intermediate Pisgah mountain bike ride, and one of our favorites. You’ll climb Cove Creek Trail and some old forest roads before a thrilling, rocky downhill on the west side of the Daniel Ridge Loop Trail. This 12-mile route includes about 1,500 feet of climbing.

  6. DuPont State Forest - Mountain Biking


    DuPont State Forest is widely recognized as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the southeast. With nearly 100 miles of trails and a rare taste of eastern slickrock riding, spread over 10,000 acres of forest, it's no wonder so many mountain bikers make North Carolina their home.

  7. Introduction to Pisgah - Mountain Biking


    While there are no truly “beginner” mountain bike rides to be had in the Pisgah National Forest, this combination of Black Mountain, Sycamore Cove and North Slope is one of the best Pisgah loops for first-timers. It’s a classic warm-up for those who’ve already spun their cranks at DuPont or Bent Creek.

  8. Kitsuma - Mountain Biking


    The legendary Kitsuma downhill is worth all the climbing at the beginning of this loop ride; it's one of the best mountain bike descents in the Pisgah National Forest.

  9. Raccoon Mountain - Mountain Biking


    Raccoon Mountain features nearly 30 miles of intermediate to advanced single track; the crown jewel of Chattanooga mountain biking, a mere 15 minutes from downtown.

  10. Bear Creek / Pinhoti Loop - Mountain Biking


    A 19-mile loop linking the best trails in this area, with longish climbs and unbeatable descents. Add some real NW GA mountains to your mountain bike ride!

  11. Snake Creek Gap / Pinhoti - Mountain Biking


    The Pinhoti Trail from Snake Creek Gap to Dug Gap is rugged and challenging on a mountain bike. It's one of the best MTB trails near Chattanooga.

  12. Stringers Ridge Mountain Biking


    Unprecedented proximity to densely forested mountain biking, just minutes from downtown.

  13. An Overnight Paddling Escape in the San Juan Islands


    Who needs a ferry? We paddled from Anacortes to James Island on 17-foot sea kayaks, camping overnight at its secluded Cascadia Marine Trail tent site.

  14. Visiting Damascus, Virginia? Bring your Mountain Bike!


    Long overshadowed by the Appalachian Trail and Virginia Creeper, the Iron Mountain Trail is begging to be ridden.

  15. Kickstart Your Earned Media Success With A Paid Media Strategy

    If you want to boost traffic to your content, be sure to start with a paid media strategy.

  16. East Tennessee's Forgotten Mountain Biking Destination


    At the western edge of the Cherokee National Forest, the Chilhowee Recreation Area quietly boasts some of the best mountain biking near Chattanooga. So, why is no one there?

  17. The 10 Best Waterfalls near Chattanooga


    From Foster and Fall Creek Falls, to Lula and Laurel, here's your guide to finding the best waterfalls near Chattanooga.

  18. Endless Wall Trail: Best Hike in the New River Gorge?


    Voted "Best National Park Hike" in 2015 by USA Today, the Endless Wall Trail features breathtaking views of the New River Gorge....but does it really live up to its reputation?

  19. There are No "Secret Spots"


    A manifesto for informed outdoor recreation on public land.

  20. Good Times & Bad Luck: A Pisgah Mountain Biking Adventure


    Weekend warriors need equal parts good beta and good luck. Let’s start there. We’re not professional mountain bikers. We have real jobs, wives, houses. When I floated the idea of meeting in Brevard, NC for a weekend of mountain biking, it wo...

  21. Save the Pinhoti Trail -- from Unauthorized Modifications


    Someone is intentionally dumbing down the Georgia Pinhoti Trail's most challenging, technical rock features. Why?

  22. 4 Wonderful Waterfalls Near Chattanooga


    Chattanooga is home to a large number of pristine and powerful waterfalls, but these four simply should not be missed.

  23. Tsali - Mountain Biking


    Narrow, fast singletrack winding along the shores of Fontana Lake. An absolute classic, and some of the flowiest mountain bike trail in Western North Carolina.

  24. Magnificent 7 - Mountain Biking


    The Mag 7 trail system is located just west of Moab. Highlights include Bull Run, Arth's Corner and Gold Bar Rim.

  25. The Curious Case of Dolly Sods Wilderness

    Clearcut, burned and shelled... now a beautiful wilderness area? Dolly Sods is a unique high-elevation plateau, and it's worth visiting.