The Start: Private Land, Public Good, pg. 5
A new study demonstrates the economic value of trails to our state. By Lisa Lynn
Speak Up: A New Use for Current Use, pg. 7
Is it time to compensate landowners who allow public recreation on their property? By Tim Tierney
Great Outdoors: Fat Times, pg. 8
Around the state, new trials and festivals are feeding Vermont’s fat bike fervor.
Gear: Winter Beaters, pg. 11
We try new grippy shoes, shades that fade in the shadows, face tape and solar-powered gloves.
Feature: Climbing on the Rise, pg. 12
As indoor climbing becomes one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports, Vermont’s new rock gyms keep pace. By Emma Cotton
These 18 Vermonters put on some pretty amazing performances in 2016.
Health: How to Save Your Knees, pg. 28
How do you prevent an ACL tear, and what do you do if you can’t? Dr. Ben Rosenberg and Dr. James Slauterbeck have the answers.
Race & Event Guide p. 31
Endgame: Backcountry Breakfast Club, pg. 34
Start your weekday with a little backcountry adventure. By Alex Showerman