Category archives: Life Outside

Fishing With Bobby

"If you trust me enough to take you fishing... I trust you enough to show up." With that honest statement my friend, Bobby Bower, put another guided fishing trip on the books. (His future guest asked Bobby if he owed him a deposit for the booked trip.) It was a cool Sunday morning in early June and we were sitting out on his side porch sippin' on coffee a[...]

Your First Taste Of Freedom

Much like the old coal company or hardware stores of our region's past, the shops in the New River Gorge often serve a purpose beyond retail. The clear cut business side, well.... it's selling people stuff... but they are also cultural hubs that inspire discourse, build community and strengthen relationships. You can find this in many small towns but it seem[...]

Surf West Virginia

Every nook and cranny at the pull off  has a pickup, Subaru or other flavor of roof racked vehicle wedged into it. Just like any beach, anywhere, you can tell the surf is in. Except we're in West Virginia... yep, that's the landlocked state to the west of Virginia. Ok. Let's review that last sentence briefly.... West Virginia is a sovereign state. It is N[...]