April 2021: Outdoor Families

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On the Cover: Photographer Cliford Mervil captures his nephews, Prince and Kerwin, on their first camping trip to Roan Mountain. Photo by Cliford Mervil

Departments

Explore
Mon Forest Towns connect communities in West Virginia.

The Studio
Alina Drufovka makes art inspired by the Appalachian Trail.

Interview
Author Ben Montgomery looks for answers on trails.

The Goods
Family favorites and backpacking essentials.

Perspective
Corporations are people. What about rivers and forests?

The Out and Back
Overland Envy: feeling like your adventure rig is never enough.

Trail Mix
New tunes from Yasmin Williams, Sunny War, and Sara Watkins; plus an unearthed live cut from the Allman Brothers Band.  

Features

Family Time
From long-distance hiking and trail maintenance to exploring local creeks and first-time camping trips, Blue Ridge families share their own outdoor experiences.

Go Long Range
Blue Ridge backpacking trips that are perfect for spring.

Lost in Jeffrey’s Hell
Two hikers lose their way in the Tennessee wilderness.

Big Picture
A new initiative encourages conservation through landscape art. 

Running Mate
This North Carolina running guide will take you deep into the mountains. 

Special Sections

The Spring / Summer Go Outside & Play Guide
Looking for a quick getaway but don’t want to go through the hassle of making all of the decisions? We have you covered with this guide to 11 adventure-packed destinations across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. 

Summer Camps & Experiences
Summer Camps have long been the jumping off point for young adventurer—and the first step towards a lifelong love of the outdoors, personal enrichment, and campfire camaraderie! 

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