Read the issue here! On the cover: Climber Tara Shreve ascends the ice on a trip with Virginia-based Blue Ridge Mountain Guides. Photo by Dylan Walton. Departments InterviewA Conversation with Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp. The Out and BackLove language: translating my wife’s ideal version of enjoying the outdoors. The GoodsGreat gear for the new year. Trail MixNew music from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Andrew Bird, and Margo Price. Features Start SkiingThe South’s best beginner slopes. Bike-Rafting to Cumberland IslandA New Year’s adventure at Georgia’s Wild National Seashore. Ice ClimbingIt’s possible in the Blue Ridge at these three crags. Endurance HeroAsheville Ultrarunner Pete Ripmaster is attempting to run 100 miles in all 50 states. Walk on the SnowBest Southern snowshoeing spots. Winter Thru-HikeHow to cover the A.T. during the cold months. Biodiversity is the South’s Best-Kept SecretHow to spread the word and preserve it. Warm DipsWhere to Find Hot Springs in the Blue Ridge.