Issue 69

Event Profiles: Cyclocross

Event Profiles: Cyclocross

Cyclocross Season Tips and Upcoming Schedule By Haven Livingston It’s already that time of year, when cyclocross (or CX) racers turn their heads to the sky and get ready for the rain to fall. When it does, their wheels will be turning and the mud will be fl ying....
Sticky Rubber: The Roots and Future of Five Ten

Sticky Rubber: The Roots and Future of Five Ten

A Conversation with Charles Cole By Seth Lightcap Where would we be as explorers of rock, trail and waterway without Stealth Rubber? Whether paired with a Five Ten shoe design or used as a resole for another brand shoe, the stickiest of all sticky rubbers has been...
Ritter, Lyell and the Matterhorn

Ritter, Lyell and the Matterhorn

Three Sierra Peaks in One Week By Leonie Sherman • Photos by Stephen Hoefle My heroes have always loved mountains. Whether putting up bold first ascents or writing poetr, the wise fools, itinerant wanderers and brilliant misanthropes I most admire draw their...
Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour

A zipline adventure near Santa Cruz captures the magic of a redwood ecosystem By Matt Niswonger Looking for the perfect fall adventure to share with my 11-year-old son, I booked a redwood canopy tour. We arrived for our two-hour tour with a feeling of excitement and...
California Trails

California Trails

Elkhorn Slough Words by Haven Livingston By mileage measures the trails are short, but a hike at Elkhorn Slough is deceptively long. Exploring the second largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California (the first is San Francisco Bay)will take time. Your pace may slow...
Roadtrip Diversions

Roadtrip Diversions

Highway 108, Sonora Pass Words by Haven Livingston Sonora Pass on Highway 108 is the northern cousin of Tioga Pass. Climbing 7,500 ft. from the oak studded foothills of Sonora on the west side of the Sierra, the pass tops out at 9,624 feet, just a few hundred feet...
Full Value: MTB in the Chilcotins

Full Value: MTB in the Chilcotins

Lessons learned on a backcountry mountain biking adventure in Canada By Matt Niswonger I was five hours north of Vancouver, in a mountain range known as the Chilcotins. It was dawn. I opened my eyes and stared at the tent ceiling. Suddenly wide-awake, I realized there...
Going FURTHER with Jeremy Jones

Going FURTHER with Jeremy Jones

New Snowboarding Film Redefines Radical In The Backcountry By Seth Lightcap In 2010, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones took us “Deeper” into the wilds of Alaska, the heart of the Alps, and the steeps of Antarctica with the release of the fi rst chapter of his backcountry...
Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours

Touring Four Innovative California Breweries By Derrick Peterman There’s a revolution going on in this country–born largely in California–that has nothing to do with music, politics, or some insanely great gadget. It’s a revolution in beer, a beverage that’s existed...