Features

Dad’s Gear Closet

After losing her father, a hiker rediscovers his vintage gear—and his inspiration.

Road Warriors

Meet three of the country’s most inspiring adventurers: Daniel White biked the Underground Railroad; Fox ‘n’ Miles sold their home to travel the country in an RV; and Angela Maxwell is walking around the world on foot. 

Adventure Pets

The region’s best hiking buddies include adventure cats, a dog thru-hiker, Rocko the Road Tripper, and a hedgehog. Get field-tested adventure pet advice from their humans.

Affordable Adventure

You don’t need a lot of money or expertise to explore the outdoors—especially in Chattanooga. Instead of offering softball, soccer, and basketball leagues, Outdoor Chattanooga provides introduction to activities like mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, and hiking. 

The  Half-Gallon Ice Cream Challenge

For A.T. thru-hikers reaching the halfway point at a country store in Pennsylvania, the wooden ice cream spoon is a coveted prize. Just be careful which flavor you select.

Departments

Quick Hits

Selling Derby dung • Kayakers killed on the Cheat River • Snowshoe will host Mountain Biking World CupSummer outdoor reading listUnion Hill vs. Dominion500-waterfall hiker * Meet the Dog Runner 

FlashpointThe Challenges Females Face on the A.T. 

The country’s most popular footpath is not without danger, especially for women. How should women and men respond to the recent homicide, assaults, and harassment?

The Goods 

Dirtbag climber Drew Mercer shares his favorite gear.

Trail Mix

Steel Wheels turn in a new direction with their latest album + Hackensaw Boys reboot

On the Cover

Enjoying a Blue Ridge sunset in road trip heaven after a weekend on the A.T.

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