May 2022: The Festival Issue

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On the cover: Greensky Bluegrass performs at the 4848 Festival at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Photo by Dylan Langille

Departments

Field Report
Snake bites are on the rise in the South

Perspective
More beginners are exploring the outdoors. Let’s welcome them. 

The Studio
A photographer explores the intersection of art and science.

Out and Back
If you want to bring employees back to the office, add adventure incentives.

Goods
The right gear to make festivals more fun.

Trail Mix
New music from the Head and the Heart and Chatham Rabbits.

Features

Best of the Fests
Our guide to the top festivals in the Blue Ridge.

Camper Quiz
Where’s your ideal campsite? Take our quiz and find out. 

Upcycling Used Gear
Creative adventurers are reducing the number of climbing ropes and bike tubes headed for landfills.

Georgia’s First National Park?
Inside the efforts to create the first national park east of the Mississippi co-created and co-managed by the Indigenous people who once inhabited the land.

Backcountry Bartending
Mix these quick and easy drinks in the wild. 

Special Sections

Camping the Southeast

Outdoor Happenings

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