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Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Lansing, West VirginiaCanyon Rim Visitor CenterLansing, West VirginiaI've been to the New several times, but always to climb. On this trip, I was just passing through. I never bothered stopping at the visitor's...Merante Groceria, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMerante GroceriaPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaWhy is it so difficult to see the urban and the ethnic in our framing of Appalachia? #appalachianechoesWhitesburg, KentuckyWhitesburgKentuckyI often wonder: no matter what I do, can I ever be anything other than a stranger with a camera? #appalachianechoesSummersville Lake, Nicholas County, West VirginiaSummersville LakeNicholas County, West Virginia"The outdoors" is such a complicated term and provides a varied landscape of uses. Summersville Lake, while one location, provides multiple...Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Alexander County, North CarolinaRocky Face Mountain Recreational AreaAlexander County, North CarolinaRocky Face Mountain Recreational Area marks an intersection of several histories an narratives of Appalachia. Located in one of the "border"...Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Furth, AustriaBenediktinerstift GöttweigFurth, AustriaGottweig Abbey was established in the 11th century. It has had monks onsite for over 900 years, longer than any other Abbey or monastery in Europe....Castle Gate, Utah, Carbon County, UtahCastle Gate, UtahCarbon County, UtahCastle Gate, now a ghost town. Site of one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history and scene of Butch Cassidy's train station robbery of...Arches National Park, Moab, UtahArches National ParkMoab, Utah#protip: Moab in mid-February is amazing. The weather was great, and the national parks are empty!Deception Pass, Island County, WashingtonDeception PassIsland County, WashingtonHeavily filmed and photographed, but still worth one more shot. Take time to walk the shore and look for beach glass.J&M Produce, Watauga County, North CarolinaJ&M ProduceWatauga County, North CarolinaLess than 100 years ago, one in every four trees in Southern Appalachia was a chestnut tree. Now, they are all gone as the result of blight. But...Solitary Beauty Peak, Guilin, ChinaSolitary Beauty PeakGuilin, ChinaSolitary Beauty Peak from another vantage point., showing its impressive 200+ foot rise. It is one of the eight "sky-supporting pillars" in Chinese...Solitary Beauty Peak, Guilin, ChinaSolitary Beauty PeakGuilin, ChinaSet on the fine arts campus of Guangxi Normal University, in what was once a 14th century palace in Guilin, China, this peak is the most famous of...Lake Garda, Torbole, Italy, Nago-Torbole, ItalyLake Garda, Torbole, ItalyNago-Torbole, ItalyTorbole sits at the north end of Lake Garda, an enormous lake nestled in the Dolomites.Castello of Arco, Arco, ItalyCastello of ArcoArco, ItalyThe ruins of this castle--mentioned in 12th century texts but most likely dating to the 10th century--tower over the town of Arco, Italy,...Little Wilson Pull Off, Avery County, North CarolinaLittle Wilson Pull OffAvery County, North CarolinaIt's a hard task to valorize roadside trash. It's so much easier to judge such blight in the name of the unquestioned/ unquestionable good of land...Table Rock, Burke County, North CarolinaTable RockBurke County, North CarolinaHow do we understand the role and place of outdoor recreation in Appalachia? Is an appreciation of "the great outdoors" indigenous to the region,...Grandfather Country Store, Watauga County, North CarolinaGrandfather Country StoreWatauga County, North CarolinaAppalachia frames itself as it has been framed for a century: as an "authentic" locale. Of course, this identity was imposed from outside at first;...Radford Quarries of Boone, Boone, North CarolinaRadford Quarries of BooneBoone, North CarolinaWhile economic opportunities have diversified, extractive economies still play a major role in the region. #appalachianechoesThunder Hill Overlook, Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North CarolinaThunder Hill Overlook, Blowing RockWatauga County, North CarolinaThunder Hill looks out over the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge. You are at around 3,800 feet up here. Head south into that ravine and you’ll...Browns Chapel Rd. & Bamboo Rd., Watauga County, North CarolinaBrowns Chapel Rd. & Bamboo Rd.Watauga County, North CarolinaClear cut balds and rolling hills--some still used as pastures, and some for housing developments. Does this landscape mark the scars of human...
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