December 2020 – January 2021: The Winter Adventures Issue

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On the Cover: Drew Flores catches air in the terrain park at Beech Mountain Resort in the North Carolina High Country. Photo by Sam Dean

Departments

Quick Hits
Head underground with an experienced caver. 

Explore
If the mountains get too cold, escape to the coast and explore these Low Country winter adventures.

Perspective
Reflections from a year of living outside.

Reflections
Lessons from cooperation in the woods.

Features

This Winter Go Wild
We’re looking forward to some snow days in the South. Here’s where we’ll be snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and climbing. Plus, a look at how to ski safely during the ongoing pandemic.

New Year, New Gear
We’ve got a rundown on the best new outdoor equipment and apparel coming in 2021.

Winter Warmers
It’s time to get out and play in the snow, so we present these tools to help you enjoy your time in the cold.

Recovering What’s Lost and Forgotten
Meet a Baltimore-based relic hunter searching for remnants of the past.

Embrace the Cold
Winter is upon us, and despite the frigid temps, it’s time to stay stoked about being outside. 

Leader of the Pack
Meet the guy who’s been leading llamas up Tennessee’s rugged Mount LeConte since 2002.

River Revitalization
During times of hardship, community leaders in North Carolina are once again looking to the Roanoke River.

Cumberland in Crisis
A commercial rocket facility could regularly close a national seashore in Georgia to the public.

Close Call
An avid adventurer faces her toughest challenge yet, when she’s suddenly hit with a brain aneurysm.

Special Sections

Winter Adventures in the Blue Ridge
Just because the sun is setting earlier doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate.

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