Issue 72

River People Share the Stoke

River People Share the Stoke

Arcata paddlers on the Eel River. Photo: Wes Schrekengost How to Get Started in the Wild World of Whitewater By Haven Livingston Every outdoor activity has its own personality. From cycling to surfing, climbing to skiing, all can be intimidating to beginners. While...
Bikes and Brews

Bikes and Brews

Photo courtesy of The Grand Cru California Cyclists Give New Meaning to the Phrase “Biker Bar” By Derrick Peterman & Photos courtesy of The Grand Cru Beer has long been recognized as a reward for hard work and/or any kind of adventurous activity, and...
Women on Waves is Returning to Capitola

Women on Waves is Returning to Capitola

Photo courtesy of WOW/www.philmattewsphotography.com After a three year hiatus, women will be coming back to surf and benefit the community Started in 1996 by guys from the West Wind Surf Club, Women on Waves (WOW) was a unique event that gave the women of Santa Cruz...
World’s Toughest Half Triathlon

World’s Toughest Half Triathlon

Photo by Michael Kirby New Owners Take the Helm at Auburn’s Iconic Event By Tim Hauserman & Photos by Michael Kirby It makes sense that in Auburn, CA, the place that proclaims itself as the Endurance Capital of the World, there is a triathlon called The World’s...
The Dawn of a Golden Age for California Singletrack?

The Dawn of a Golden Age for California Singletrack?

Mountain Bike Trail Groups Gain Access for Riders Throughout the State By Matthew De Young I grew up mountain biking in the San Francisco Bay Area, a place that has been simultaneously a mountain biker’s promised land and a kind of purgatory. While there is a huge...
Adventurous Women

Adventurous Women

Three Noted Authors Face their Fears and Overcome Personal Challenges By Tim Hauserman Looking for a good read about adventurous women overcoming their fears and striking out into the wilderness? You can’t go wrong with one of these books: Wild by Cheryl Strayed;...
Death Valley Canyoneering

Death Valley Canyoneering

Photos by Marty Hornick A Journey Down the Styx Canyon of Death Valley Words by Leonie Sherman • Photos by Marty Hornick The willingness to jump off a cliff backwards in the dark is not an evolutionarily desirable trait. But if Bob, Greg and I ever wanted to see our...
Danger Pay

Danger Pay

Top Surf Photographer Dave “Nelly” Nelson has Spent his Career in the Impact Zone. By Neil Pearlberg Nelly reaches high to get the shot. Dylan Graves goes big near Panama. Photo by: Seth Stafford A Pacific swell was firing on all cylinders in late April 2011 along...
Bike Touring Steinbeck Country

Bike Touring Steinbeck Country

Gary, left, and Eric on a quiet backroad near San Juan Bautista. Photo: Rick Gunn Tahoe local sees Steinbeck Country through the author’s eyes on a 250-mile bicycle journey around the Big Sur mountains Words and photos by Rick Gunn “When I was very young and the urge...
>> Xtreme Hike to top of El Cap

>> Xtreme Hike to top of El Cap

Photo courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF). The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Xtreme Hike will take participants to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park this September 27-29. The hike helps raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Last...
X
- Enter Your Location -
- or -