Welcome. This website examines the outdoors with a broad perspective from the vantage point of Abingdon. Located in the southwestern corner of Virginia, Abingdon is within a couple of hours of many outdoor opportunities in the Southeastern United States—primarily the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Virginia as well as in North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Abingdon itself and the immediately surrounding area provide some wonderful outdoor experiences, including the Virginia Creeper Trail.
The focus is outdoor sports, adventure, and culture. I will write some essays, put up some photography (particularly landscape photography), do some trip reports (from this area and beyond), discuss routes, and perhaps even do some interviews along the way. I will examine running, cycling, and other outdoor endurance sports as well as backpacking, hiking, paddling, fishing and the outdoors lifestyle in the region.
The goal is to provide some practical information and also some serious food for thought about the outdoors. I hope to keep things fresh and interesting. If you have any suggestions or comments, please don’t hesitate to provide them. Enjoy reading.