Roll down the windows and kick some tunes: our July issue features six favorite road trips packed with island-hopping, crag-crushing, whitewater shredding, two-wheeled touring adventures for everyone. We also investigate the coal ash ponds threatening most of our readers’ drinking water and offer ten concrete actions that really can make a difference. Also in this month’s issue are stories about street fishing, authentic moonshine, car camping gear, and skirt-wearing outdoorsmen.

FEATURES

THE OPEN ROAD
Roll down the windows and kick some tunes: our six favorite road trips are packed with island-hopping, crag-crushing, whitewater shredding, two-wheeled touring adventures for everyone.

10 WAYS THAT WORK
Ten concrete steps everyone can take to improve the health of our delicate blue-green orb.

SMOKE IN THE WATER
What’s in your drinking water? Toxic coal ash threatens your tap.

LAST OF THE WILD
A wilderness seeker wanders into one of the few remaining dark spots on the map.

HOMELAND
A mountain man fights to save his creek—and his life—with a new vision for rural Appalachia.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE
The best way to save the planet: save your health.

FLASHPOINT
More wilderness in the South?

THE DIRT
Authentic mountain moonshine Street fishing and more!

THE GOODS
Car camping essentials

TRAIL MIX
Reed Turchi’s gritty Appalachian blues