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Wiley Cash: Always Home in the Mountains

Ashleigh Coleman Photography

Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash smiles as wide as a billboard, hand out to meet a fellow traveler, eager to talk about his book, any books, the craft and discipline of writing, his love of reading, influential authors, sports, and the outdoors.

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Kent Rowell

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Wanderliciousness

Josh Brown photo

A network of winding backroads interlaces the foreboding geography of Southern Appalachia from Virginia to Alabama. more

Sweet Appalachia

Kilt Lettuce and a Spring Celebration

Photo by Fred Sauceman

Mary Waldrop kneels beside a brook in Unicoi County, Tennessee. She has spotted something. It’s a bright green plant, a welcome sight after a long winter. The edges of its leaves are serrated. We’ve come, on this day in early May, to dig ramps. more

Sweet Appalachia

“What’s the deal with all the pancakes?” With apologies to Jerry Seinfeld, we really don’t know, but let’s find out! more

Sweet Appalachia

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Gregg Roth photo

Like a tumbleweed from his native Texas, Rodney Crowell has bounced and rolled along through life to wherever the four winds of the cosmos push him. more

Sweet Appalachia

Bobby Hicks

Pat Franklin photo

A magical music jam occurs every Thursday evening in downtown Marshall, North Carolina, often hosted by Grammy winner Bobby Hicks. more

Sweet Appalachia

When folks think of the Smoky Mountains, visions of glorious mountain peaks tucked in low-hanging clouds emerge. But when romance is out of the question and it’s time for family fun, the valleys of Tennessee offer their own exciting destinations. more

Mountain Explorer

Jim Parham says he is like many people when it comes to finding and appreciating the variety of flowers that can be seen on hikes or simple strolls in the North Carolina mountains. more

Mountain Explorer