Find It Out There This Summer! The 2022 Elevation Outdoors Road Trips Issue Is Live!

Summer is in full swing and the latest issue of Elevation Outdoors is here to help you get out and make the most of it. Our annual road trips issue brings you recommendations for gear, hot destinations, stories from the road, a report from the first all-Black team to scale Everest, and more. We hope to see you out there.

Read the late 2022 Summer Issue in flip book form Here

Editor’s Letter

The road trip is the perfect time to find what you most need.

Quick Hits

Clip in to the new Gold Mountain Via Ferrata and take a tour through Ouray’s mining history; meet the original overlanders; restaurateur Pemba Sherpa gives back to Nepal; cacti can save the planet; events return to Neptune Mountaineering; urban hikes; and more.


Coloradan Philip Henderson led the first all-Black expedition to a successful summit of Mount Everest. The achievement is an important step for better representation in the outdoors—but there’s still a long climb ahead.

Hot Spot

Tired of the crowds on the popular peaks? We suggest you try these lesser-known gems for a bit more solitude.

Straight Talk

Singer and songwriter Greta Morgan lost her voice as the pandemic hit, and she headed to the desert for healing. Her new instrumental album, Desert Lullabies, conveys what she found by listening to the wild.

The Road

Timmy O’Neill heads out on a big adventure climbing and packrafting in the remote corners of the Grand Canyon in an attempt to answer the question—why am I here?

Peter Kray thinks the open road can give us just the kind of optimism we need in these times.

The Long Strange Trip

A cross-country journey to the capital of weirdness in the height of the pandemic turns sideways as the state of Oregon goes up in flames. Cue up the Grateful Dead.

Road Trip Gear

It’s time to head out on that big road trip you have been yearning for all summer. Here’s the gear you’ll need no matter if you are in transit or settled into camp.

Cover image by Sarah Jeffreys

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