May 2020 Is Live!

On the Cover: Climber and humanitarian Timmy O’Neill breaks through at Denver’s Outdoor Retailer show last January. Photo by Carlo Nasisse (hapticfilms.studio)

DEPARTMENTS

Read or download the May issue for FREE HERE!

Editor’s Letter
Why we howl and support our community

Quick Hits
Osprey Packs pivots to making masks, virtual climbing film festivals, the best outdoor podcasts, the A-Lodge takes in those in need, social distancing and to-go food in Golden, new gear, and more…

Flashpoint
Will COVID-19 close public lands this summer? Here’s what you need to know now.

Hot Spot
There’s no reason you can’t find virtual adventures—from touring national parks to learning how to climb Denali—while you stay at home.

Numerology
Sober details and reasons for hope when it comes to pandemics throughout human history. 

Straight Talk
The director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry office talks about how the state is helping outdoor businesses and how EO readers can help.

Hear This
Buy vinyl and merch from these hard-working bands.

The Home Front
Coffee and community is helping a mountain town business survive during the pandemic.

Elwayville
We have the chance to press reset on our lives.

FEATURES

Stroke of Luck
Timmy O’Neill suffered a stroke that hit him like a thunderbolt while he was working on a film in Patagonia. As he recovered just as the pandemic was taking hold, he came to the realization that he has the power to help us all spread love and gratitude.

Vanlife in the Time of Coronavirus

Dani Reyes-Acosta decided that in the face of COVID-19 she would re-evaluate her home.

Get-Out Gear
The best stuff to help you hit the outdoors while social distancing.

Stay-In Gear
Outdoor swag that’s perfect for your porch—from axes to whiskey.

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