The Start | It’s A Dog’s World p. 5
Speak Up | Rebuilding Our Mountain Huts p. 7
Gear & Beer | The Best Gear For April Showers p. 12
Health | Are Kids Doing Too Many Sports p. 14
Reader Athletes | Fly Fishing Expert Jesse Haller; Paddler Catherine Hull p. 28
Calendar | 50 Great Spring Events p. 31
Endgame | The Person Our Dog Wants Us To Be p. 34
RAPIDS ON FIRE, p. 8
Even thought it’s been a low snowpack year, Vermont’s rivers are running. Here’s where to find the best whitewater.
THE KING OF SPRING, p. 10
April in Killington means you can do four seasons of sports in one day. And then eat, drink and party like a rockstar at night.
MEET OUR 2016 ADVENTURE DOGS, p. 16
We asked, you delivered. Meet the winners of our 2016 Adventure Dog Contest: the Best Action shot; the Best Face shot; and the Best Looking. Plus, the winners of our Readers’ Choice awards.
GET FASTER, BE STRONGER AND GO LONGER, p. 21
If you want to be ready to run or ride come May, your homework starts now. Three top coaches offer advice on how to get fit for spring; RunVermont’s Jess Cover shares her training plan to help you set a personal best. Cycling coach Peter Vollers shows how to be century-ride ready with just 40 minutes of training per day. Yoga pro Lesley Ambika Gibbs demonstrates her six favorite exercises to build core strength.