Issue 70

Cold Water Basics

Cold Water Basics

A good wetsuit is like gold for California’s year-round surfers By Elizabeth Glazner ©iStockphoto.com/LachlanCurrie Surfers use the word “heavy” to describe the cold, dark waters of the ocean in winter. While it is true that cold water weighs a bit more than hot...
The French Connection

The French Connection

Sylvain Duclos, the Banzai Tour’s yoga-trained charger, has won the snowboard title two year’s running — with a torn ACL By Pete Gauvin Duclos with his daughter Scarlett after his first Banzai Tour victory at Alpine Meadows in 2011. Photo courtesy of Alpine Meadows...
Celebrate this Winter with a California Tradition

Celebrate this Winter with a California Tradition

ASJ highlights some of our favorite seasonal brews By Derrick Peterman Winter is a time of many traditions. One of my favorite winter traditions is sampling all of the wonderful seasonal beers so many California breweries release this time of year. Winter Seasonals...
Roadtrip Diversions

Roadtrip Diversions

Mojave National Preserve Words by Haven Livingston Exploring the Mojave on foot. Photo Natural History Field Quarter Archives California deserts have long been winter hideaways for outdoor adventurers. The stark beauty reveals a complex and fragile ecosystem that...
Why Ride Used Snow

Why Ride Used Snow

Pacific Crest Snowcats is California’s only snowcat skiing operation with a private stash Story and photos by Brennan Lagasse Photo Brennan Lagasse Looking to score fresh tracks all day in your own private Sierra playground? Then Pacific Crest Snowcats may be...
The Alpinist Comes Home

The Alpinist Comes Home

A Brief History of Andy Selters By Leonie Sherman – Photos by Andy Selters Andy at Concordia, Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram. Photo: Cecilie Skog In 2004, Andy Selters made the leap from guidebook author to mountain literati. Before the publication of Ways to the...
Fear and Mavericks

Fear and Mavericks

An excerpt from The Fear Project, a new book that explores our most primal emotion By Jaimal Yogis Surfline’s California Surf Guide reads: MAVERICKS Best Size: Triple-overhead to 80-foot faces. Ability Level: Nothing short of Flea, Laird, or Neptune (Flea and Laird...
The Winter Commute

The Winter Commute

Survival tips for commuting through the wet, cold and dark season Story and photos by Haven Livingston The autor, Haven Livingston, enjoys bike commuting regardless of the weather. There’s no need to pack away your trusty two-wheeled steed just because a little rain...
Winter Fitness

Winter Fitness

Five Strategies for Surviving the Holidays By Paul Romero Photo courtesy of Paul Romero. For many outdoor athletes, the temptation is strong to go into semi-hibernation during the winter months. Nobody chooses to do this, but it just becomes the path of least...
High Fives

High Fives

A Tahoe non-profit is changing the lives of injured winter athletes By Matt Niswonger • Photos courtesy of High Fives Foundation Photo courtesy of High Fives Foundation. Imagine that you wake up in a hospital bed in Tahoe and it slowly dawns on you that your body is...
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