Issue 72

River People Share the Stoke

River People Share the Stoke

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 I’ve sampled just about every outdoor sport, when I...
Bikes and Brews

Bikes and Brews

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 that seems especially true for...
Women on Waves is Returning to Capitola

Women on Waves is Returning to Capitola

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 County a chance to surf and benefit the local...
World’s Toughest Half Triathlon

World’s Toughest Half Triathlon

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 Toughest Half. At least...
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

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 car or eat a hot meal...
Danger Pay

Danger Pay

Top Surf Photographer Dave “Nelly” Nelson has Spent his Career in the Impact Zone. By Neil Pearlberg A Pacific swell was firing on all cylinders in late April 2011 along Tahiti’s south west shore. For forty-five year old Santa Cruz surf photographer Dave “Nelly”...
Bike Touring Steinbeck Country

Bike Touring Steinbeck Country

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 to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would...
>> Xtreme Hike to top of El Cap

>> Xtreme Hike to top of El Cap

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 year there were 15 hikers, and this year CCF is hoping...