Issue 68

Granite Chief

Granite Chief

Tahoe’s Isolated Gem Story and photos by Tim Hauserman Photo: Tim Hauserman When it comes to world-class hiking, the Tahoe Basin is truly blessed. Desolation Wilderness and the Tahoe Rim Trail are just two well-known examples that come to mind. Lesser-known, but...
Surviving the Fall

Surviving the Fall

Alpinist and author Isabel Suppé reflects on the accident that changed her life By Haven Livingston In July 2010, Isabel Suppé was climbing the 17,561-foot Ala Izquierda in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real, when her partner, Peter Wiesenekker, slipped on a patch of ice....
Yosemite Gets a Facelift

Yosemite Gets a Facelift

Ken Yager’s annual cleanup event comes of age in 2012 By Haven Livingston, Photos courtesy of Yosemite Climbing Association Ken Yager on El Cap's Muir Wall. Photo: Craig Perkins/MovingHearts.org For twelve years, Ken Yager worked as a climbing guide among...
Long Distance SUP

Long Distance SUP

Endurance Paddler Jodie Nelson Digs Deep for a Good Cause By Elizabeth Glazner Jodie Nelson with "Larry the Whale." Photo courtesy of Paddle With Purpose It’s not likely that Jodie Nelson will be traveling with a whale when she paddles her SUP from San...
Saving the Planet One Meal at a Time

Saving the Planet One Meal at a Time

Closing the Gap Between Farming and Eating Story and images by Bruce Willey Flying the Hoss Wheel Hoe. Photo: Bruce Willey For better or for worse we eat three times a day. Yet this daily but profound connection to the earth has become an act that is wholly disengaged...
Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll

The Hammerstein 24 hour MTB Race, June 8-10, Laguna Seca Story by Matt Niswonger • Photos by Michael Horn Race director Jim Northey prepares the riders for the starting gun. Photo: Michael Horn When I first heard that Jim Northey was hosting his Hammerstein 24-hour...
California Trails

California Trails

Three Great South Bay Trails By Derrick Peterman Almaden, Quicksilver County Park. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara County Parks One of the best things about living in the Bay Area is how easy it is to get away from it all. Here are three recommended trails in South Bay...
Roadtrip Diversions

Roadtrip Diversions

Highway 299, the Trinity scenic byway By Haven Livingston • Photos by Heather Heartgrave Trinity River rapids near Hwy 299. Photo: Heather Heartgrave The landscape along scenic Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata is a perfect example of treasure hidden in plain...
Backcountry Medical Guides

Backcountry Medical Guides

Backcountry Medical Guides By Scott Surface John demonstrates CPR hand positioning on a manikin. Photo: Jeff Howard It’s a Saturday morning in early June, I find myself on my knees, arms locked and fingers intertwined, as I thrust downward with concentrated intensity...
Lessons From Everest

Lessons From Everest

Paul Romero’s family trip to the “death zone” By Matt Niswonger, Photos courtesy of Paul Romero Karen, Jordan, and Paul training in Joshua Tree. Photo: Scott Hoffman In May of this year, ten people died while attempting to climb Mt. Everest. There were no particularly...
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