On the Cover: Jean-Marie Bousquet wades across the Yampa River on an early summer morning to present the first dry fly of the season to a group of rising trout. By David Reilly / reillylife.com
Finding distance in the eastern plains
Social distance when you fish from a SUP; the best spots for safe glamping; look up to the dark skies; local trans hero Erin Parisi; Orvis teaches you to cast from home; the world’s best tarp…
River rat Tracy Ross digs into the numbers when it comes to paddling.
Writer Emma Athena explores her lifelong relationship with water and the Trump Administration’s attempts to go around the Clean Water Act.
Former pro paddler and co-founder of Buena Vista’s South Main, Jed Selby talks about how he will open up his hotels.
The rules seem to change every day. Here’s the EO guide on how to stay informed and recreate responsibly this summer.
Boulder’s Ted Thacker’s (aka The Red Tack) experiences a revival.
Kara Armano tells the tale of a woman’s life spent fly fishing and healing.
The story of love, rain, and a bald-headed god
The Summer 2020 Peak Gear Awards
Twice each year we hand out these coveted Peak Gear Awards to the very best gear we put to the test in the field. How do we determine the winners? Simple. We ask our top contributors—who, we are proud to admit, spend far more time camping, hiking, backpacking, biking, climbing and paddling than they do “working”—to name the best gear they used over the past year. What gear can’t you live without? Which gear changed your life? What products made your adventures better?
Open for Business
Local gear shops are emerging from the shutdown. Here’s how you can support them.