The accidental environmentalist: Author Earl Swift could go on about the ravages of climate change. But really, he’d rather be hiking.


Earl Swift visits the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Afton Overlook, elevation 2,054 feet, with the Rockfish Valley sprawling below. Photo: Amy and Jackson Smith

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