April 2019: Outdoor Family Guide

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ON THE COVER

Photo by Kenton Steryous
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“When it comes to family hikes, we have one simple rule— you’re going! This is one of our favorite local hikes, Hay Rock on the Appalachian Trail.”


PHOTO BY STEPHANIE JACOBSON / WHIMSY & WILDERNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

FEATURES

THE ADVENTURE IMPRINT

A parent of adventurous pre-teens starts letting go—but still holds onto the rope.

BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Learn how to craft a fishing rod, build a bike, fashion a knife, weave baskets, and test your outdoor skills.

OUTDOOR FAMILY GUIDE 2019

Four outdoor families share their tips and tricks for adventures with kids—plus their favorite campsites, trail foods, and trail-tested advice.

A.T. ENTREPRENEURS

An Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an incubator for several business pioneers in Southern Appalachia.

BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA, BUBBA MEETS JESUS

How did iconic whitewater rapids and climbing routes get their names? We dig into the backstory behind the region’s most colorfully named adventure hotspots.

DEPARTMENTS

FLASHPOINT

Access vs. preservation: new battles in a classic public lands tug-of-war.

QUICK HITS

Is Appalachia the next Cancer Alley? • Must- reads for the outdoor fam • Zip lining and whitewater paddling for kids with autism • Pipeline CSI uncovers dirty secrets

THE GOODS

An outdoor instructor’s go-to gear for camping and backpacking.

TRAIL MIX

Chatham County Line covers + 5 fave fests this spring.

LAST WORD

Lessons learned from an outdoor parent.

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