In Praise Of Our Local Bookseller

In Praise of Our Local Bookseller

  • December 7, 2016

As we enter the holiday gift-giving season, it's time to shine some light on our wonderful local bookstore. This would be City Lights in downtown Sylva, NC. Over the decades, our relationship to the staff at City Lights has been multi-faceted.…

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Supporting Our Local Library In Swain County, NC

Supporting Our Local Library in Swain County, NC

  • November 21, 2016

Milestone Press may be an outdoor publisher, but not all our work—and not all our discoveries—happen in the great outdoors. Last weekend we participated in our local library's Read Local Book Fair, where library patrons get a chance to peruse books…

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Trail Volunteers In Action At Tsali

Trail Volunteers in Action at Tsali

  • November 7, 2016

When mountain biking first came on the scene in the southeastern United States back in the late 1980's, people could ride their bikes on almost any trail. Seeing a cyclist on a “foot-only” trail was a novelty for most people. As…

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25 Years. More Than 10,000 Adventure Trail Miles.

25 Years. More Than 10,000 Adventure Trail Miles.

  • October 28, 2016

This week marks 25 years since we opened our publishing doors in 1991. That made us wonder: Just how many miles of adventure trails have we covered in our guidebooks over the years? A deep dive into our database yields some numbers we think…

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Milestone Press Donates Map Proceeds For Tsali Trails

Milestone Press Donates Map Proceeds for Tsali Trails

  • October 11, 2016

When Milestone Press published Jim Parham's new Tsali Trails Map on April 1 of this year, we pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds toward maintenance of Tsali's trails. This week, we made our first donation from sales of the map, which covers…

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Hawk Hagebak & His Classic Motorcycle Guidebooks

Hawk Hagebak & His Classic Motorcycle Guidebooks

  • September 30, 2016

Our friend Hawk Hagebak Hawk hails from Atlanta, and his love for the Southern Appalachians brings him and his motorcycle our way every once in a while. Hawk stopped by recently, this time with his wife Lisa and their 16-year-old daughter, Annabelle. They were…

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An Hour Before Sunrise

An Hour Before Sunrise

  • August 11, 2016

Over the course of a year, I spend a lot of time in the backcountry. Many a night I'm sleeping on the ground or suspended between two trees in my hammock. I love it, and I swear it’s much better…

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