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Exploration Local

Mike Andress

Come journey with us as we explore and highlight the people and places that make the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian Mountains special and unique. We explore the towns, trails, rivers, scenic byways, businesses, and people that fuel the life & adventurous spirit in these mountains. Listen in on this relaxed conversational style podcast as host Mike Andress interviews Authors, Business Owners, Photographers, Athletes, Adventurers, Travelers and Friends who have a deep connection to the outdoors and directly influence the culture of the Blue Ridge. We’ll even explore the many ways nature & the outdoors can positivity influence our health and well being.

Recent Episodes

Virginia's Blue Ridge: A Premier Destination For Outdoor Recreation, Unique Attractions, Diverse Culture & Culinary ExperiencesNovember 29, 2021 Episode artwork Gorges State Park with Kevin Bischof, Park SuperintendentNovember 15, 2021 Episode artwork Kitsbow: On A Mission To Make Riding Better, And To Make The Apparel Industry Better (Made In The USA)November 01, 2021 Episode artwork Canon EOL, Chas Glatzer Muses About Teaching Wildlife Photography, Blue Ridge Mountains, And His Love for WNCOctober 11, 2021 Episode artwork Green Race & Big Adventure in the Green River Game Lands, with John GraceSeptember 27, 2021 Episode artwork Old Fort Trails Project Partnership Aims To Help Build A Healthy & Economically Vibrant Community.September 13, 2021 Episode artwork Fonta Flora State Trail: Connecting Mountains, Waterways & Main Streets From Morganton to Asheville August 30, 2021 Episode artwork Uncrowded Adventure For ALL Levels: Where Will YOU Go Next?August 16, 2021 Episode artwork First Peak of the Blue Ridge: Gateway to Mountain Charm, Adventure, Wineries & WaterfallsAugust 02, 2021 Episode artwork North Carolina Lookout Towers with Peter Barr - Part 2July 12, 2021 Episode artwork Enchanting Vistas From North Carolina’s Lookout Towers with Peter BarrJuly 05, 2021 Episode artwork Celebrating 40 Years of Outdoor Adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains with French Broad AdventuresJune 21, 2021 Episode artwork Western North Carolina Mountains: Home To The Largest Concentration Of Outdoor Companies East Of The RockiesJune 07, 2021 Episode artwork Pete Ripmaster, Ultrarunner, Adventurer, Winner of 1000-mile Iditarod Footrace. A Story of Perseverance, Triumph and Redemption.May 24, 2021 Episode artwork Tryon, NC - "The Friendliest Town In The South." Find Out Why.May 10, 2021 Episode artwork Something In The Saluda Air Fills The Heart And SoulApril 12, 2021 Episode artwork Romantic Asheville: The Insider's Guide To North Carolina MountainsMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork WNC Outdoor Collective: A Gathering Place For Outdoor Makers, Retailers, Enthusiasts & Adventurers March 15, 2021 Episode artwork Hendersonville, NC: A Vibrant Mountain Town With A BIG Personality March 01, 2021 Episode artwork Hickory Nut Gorge: Home To One Of North Carolina's Most Beautiful Parks & Two Charming TownsFebruary 15, 2021 Episode artwork Exploring Blue Ridge Mountain CommunitiesFebruary 04, 2021 Episode artwork Tribute To Our Top 5 Episodes Of 2020December 23, 2020 Episode artwork WINTER HIKING: Possibly The Best Time Of The Year To Hike, with Hanna O'Brien of Saluda Outfitters & The Gorge ZiplineDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Catawba Falls, Old Fort & Looking Towards 2021, with Mike AndressDecember 09, 2020 Episode artwork North Carolina Waterfalls & Waterfall Keepers of NC, with Kevin AdamsDecember 02, 2020 Episode artwork