Issue 36

Fickle Trickle

Fickle Trickle

Despite slim snowpack, dam good whitewater season on tap With less than half the average snowpack in the Sierra, boaters are expecting short seasons on most of the state’s rivers. But there’s no reason to put away your skirt and paddle early. While May and early June...
Positively Path-ological

Positively Path-ological

Nor Cal Trail Runners Tell Us About Their Healthy Obsessions and Favorite Dirt Trail running is an equal opportunity sport. It doesn’t require much money or skill, and everyone can break a personal record of some sort. That is, if you bother to be competitive at all,...
Dave Johnston carving in the finals at the Portugal

Dave Johnston carving in the finals at the Portugal

Profile: Big Wave Dave WORLD CUP: 21st Annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival March 16-18, Steamer Lane World Champ Looks to Add to His Portugal Victory on Home Surf Name: Dave Johnston Age: 44 Home surf: Santa Cruz Occupation: Kayak instructor, outfitter and Sherpa...
Move Your Body for Somebody

Move Your Body for Somebody

Add Meaning to Your Exertion – Sign Up for a Charity Event By Maria Vitulli Maybe you’re looking for a way to step up your training goals. Maybe you want to do something tangible for a cause that has struck a chord in you. Maybe you want to train with a new group of...
A Wimp’s Guide to Adventure Travel

A Wimp’s Guide to Adventure Travel

Peruvian Cross Country Champion Ruso Covarubias is used to vertiginous Andean singletrack. By Christa Fraser / Photo: Steve Ripley Peak-bagging Kilimanjaro. Rafting the Futaleufu. Mountain biking Whistler. Heli-skiing Alaska … I have my dream list of adventure travel...