April 2022: The Family Issue

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On the Cover: The moderate hiking terrain of Virginia’s Cole Mountain is perfect for a family adventure. Photo by Kenton Steryous

Departments

The Studio
An artist rekindles the creative spark on the trails.

Perspective
The Forest Service fumbled its Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan. 

Out and Back
Campsites are always full. Here’s how to find one.

Goods
Gear for family car camping trips and the best new backpacking gear.

Trail Mix
New music from Kurt Vile and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. 

Features

Natural Upbringing
Parents share how they’re raising outdoor kids in a digital world.

Best Beginner Backpacking Spots
These destinations are just right for first-time overnights. 

Finding the Way
Youth orienteering programs are teaching kids map and compass skills.

Making the Grade
When it comes to outdoor education, these five schools excel. 

Special Sections

Go Outside and Play Spring 2022

Summer Camps & Experiences

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