Read the July issue for FREE HERE On the cover: Route 12 in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is a gateway to countless coastal adventures and makes for an idyllic road trip. Photo by Chris Hannant; chrishannant.com Departments Quick HitsBooks for summer + rock star sandal collaborations ExploreTake a deep dive into West Virginia’s Summersville Lake. The StudioA Baltimore artist’s unique creations call for inclusivity in the outdoors. PerspectiveHow to save America’s wild lands. EssayWhy I opened an outfitter in a small Appalachian town. Job BoardA wilderness specialist offers an inside look at her important role in conservation. GoodsHit the highways with our favorite summer road trips gear. The Out and BackAfter a pandemic year filled with outdoor activities, an avid adventurer is ready for a break. Trail MixNew tunes from Wye Oak and the Wandering Hearts, plus South Carolina folk-rock outfit SUSTO’s take on a Rolling Stones classic. Features Hit the RoadThese Southern road trip itineraries are full of the region’s top adventures. Coast with the MostLocals share their favorite oceanside spots. Take FlightWe visit three of the Blue Ridge’s best hang gliding schools. New WaveA whitewater park is taking shape in western North Carolina. Special Sections Destination AdventureSummer is here, and road trip season is in full swing. Whether you prefer paddling mountain waters, flying high over stunning vistas, or relaxing on a porch, these 15 outdoor hotspots feature something for everyone.