Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson

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Randy Johnson is a widely published photojournalist who frequently contributes to national newspapers and magazines such as the Charlotte Observer and National Geographic Traveler. He was keynote speaker at NATJA's early Newport, Rhode Island meeting.

His highly anticipated coffee table book from the University of North Carolina Press, Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to An Appalachian Icon, was published in June 2016, and has been nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. A full-color third edition of his bestseller, Hiking North Carolina has also just been released.

Johnson is a Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel writer. Johnson was for nearly twenty years editor-in-chief of Hemispheres magazine, United Airlines inflight, and the nations most award-winning airline publication at the time. Under Randy's guidance, Hemispheres earned dozens of Eddy, Ozzie, Lowell Thomas, and NATJA awards. Hemispheres is the only inflight to win a James Beard Award and was named world's best inflight magazine in 2006.

Johnson is the author of a number of books, among them Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the cult classic Southern Snow: The Winter Guide to Dixie, soon to be republished by UNC Press.
The outdoors, hiking, skiing.
The Charlotte Observer, National Geographic Traveler, WNC Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Blue Ridge Country

My Recent Work

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HE SUNG THE GLORY OF NATURE: John Muir's Ascent of Grandfather Mountain
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Make History on Your Next Southern Ski Trip
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The People's Playground: NC State Parks Turn 100
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WNC Magazine
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Roan Mountain: Cross Country Ski This Weekend
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