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Southern red-backed salamander

Southern red-backed salamander

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I AM AN ECOSYSTEM: Part Duo

Last month I learned that Chattanooga was once a coastline and that a bluebird is not really blue — but it is related to a dinosaur.

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I AM AN ECOSYSTEM: Part Duo

Last month I learned that Chattanooga was once a coastline and that a bluebird is not really blue — but it is related to a dinosaur.

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Wounded Warriors Find Healing on the Water

With the help of a volunteer, veteran Johnathan Grimes moved from his wheelchair into his kayak, and the two set off down the Tennessee River from the drop-in at Chester Frost Park.

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Chattanooga is ‘Best Town Ever’ (again)

For the second time, Chattanooga has been crowned Best Town Ever by Outside magazine.

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Watermelon Pico de Gallo

Watermelon is a summer staple.

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DISC GOLF ROUNDUP

Disc golf offers a leisurely and social activity year-round.

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Adventure? Vacation? Both!

Go on an adventure … I mean vacation.

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The Church of Karst

The first time Tim White went caving might have been his last.

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The ride of a lifetime

“I’m thinking about doing something epic and I’m wondering if you want to do it with me,” says the voice on the other end of the line. “How epic is epic?” comes the reply.

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I AM AN ECOSYSTEM

Part One

This story starts my journey to becoming a certified state naturalist, which begins on a muddy path edged with pastures that pop with phlox and bloodroot.

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Pump It!

If you’ve stumbled upon the Spears Avenue trailhead at Stringer’s Ridge, you know it’s not like other trailheads.

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There’s a new watersport in town

The Scenic City has a love affair with various forms of paddling, and surfski is very much the new girl.

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Breaking the Cycle

When the USA Cycling Pro Championship rolls through Chattanooga at the end of this month, Chattanooga rider Stephanie Rynas will be back in the saddle, so-to-speak.

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The Legend of the Ocoee River

Along the Ocoee, the redbuds are blooming, the delicate branches so laden with flowers they drop petals like wishes into the water.

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Hitting the Half: Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Let us take you back to last September.

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Your Best Month

April 25 — Dusk ‘til Dawn Adventure Race Southern Adventist University’s Outdoor Leadership Department is hosting its eighth annual Dusk ‘til Dawn group adventure race. Teams of four will compete in a myriad of challenges spanning physical obstacles, mental challenges and technical knowledge. The race will begin at 9 p.m. and take four to six hours, proving to be a real test of endurance. Team registration is $120-$180. To register, visit active.com and search “Dusk til Dawn.”

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rethinking ENERGY

Local initiative improves energy efficiency through community involvement

What if Chattanooga could win $5 million and reduce energy consumption in three of Chattanooga’s lowest-income areas at the same time?

Closest place to go birding

As we itch to spend more time outdoors this month, some of us will load up the car for a weekend adventure. But if you’re looking to take it slow, don’t plan for a road trip—instead, pack a picnic and some binoculars and enjoy the incredible birding opportunities the area has to offer. You don’t need to travel far to catch a peek at our feathered friends, as Chattanooga has several areas where birders flock for springtime watching.

Old School Climb: Steepopolis

A lesser known—though aptly named—trad line on the Tennessee Wall, Steepopolis stands at 100-plus feet and a 5.12 grade.

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