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The Spring 2022 Issue Is Here!

On the cover: Amanda Batty rides the high alpine at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. By Liam Doran

Read or download the Spring Issue for free HERE.


Editor’s Letter
Take the Outdoorist Oath.

Quick Hits
Here’s how we can deal with the increasing problem of overcrowding on public lands; Boulder’s dry ice climbing gym appeals to more than the core; meet the 4-year-old who climbed New Hampshire’s 48 highest peaks in six months; peruse new apps and snow tires; learn the complicated history of Mt. Everest; save the night skies from light pollution.

After more than a decade of planning, construction, and problem-solving, Colorado’s new $3.4 million megatrail, the Palisade Plunge, is finally ready to ride—and it’s worth it. Come along as we give it a spin.

Hot Spot
The mountains may still be covered in snow, but it’s time to hit the dirt in the low country. Check out our favorite early season trail runs.

Straight Talk
The founder of Love is King, activist, veteran, and filmmaker Chad Brown is working to create safe spaces in the outdoors for all people.

The Road
This is what happens when one rusty—but determined—snowboarder tries to get rad with her son and husband at a Woodward Copper private lesson.

Over the past two years, we have learned to find magic in the world right outside our windows.



Be sure to get your tickets for the best bike event in the universe.

The 2022 Peak Gear awards

Every year, we ask our stable of core contributors to nominate the best gear they used over the past year. That’s mattered more than ever during the pandemic when we faced so many challenges and found so much solace in the outdoors. That said, here’s the gear that helped us through, the winners of Elevation Outdoors’ 2022 Peak Gear Awards.

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