Issue 74

Life is a Thru Hike — Part 2

Life is a Thru Hike — Part 2

Editors’ Note: We received an email from Otter the other day. He finished the PCT and he sent us his last journal entries. Here are Otter’s final journal entries to his PCT Odyssey, unedited:  Click here to read Part 1. Otter at the southern terminus....
Oyster Urban Adventure Race

Oyster Urban Adventure Race

September 28 • San Francisco • www.OysterRacingSeries.com Bringing the sport of adventure racing to the city of San Francisco, the Oyster Racing Series is coming to the city by the bay on Sept. 28th. Billed as the “Ultimate Urban Adventure Race” for its ability to...
Biketoberfest

Biketoberfest

October 12 • Fairfax • www.BiketoberfestMarin.com A handmade bike show and brewfest rolled into one, Biketoberfest is Marin County’s premier bicycle event. Held in Fairfax CA, Biketoberfest is proud to be held at the birthplace of the mountain bike. The event caters...
Tahoe Sierra Century

Tahoe Sierra Century

Sept. 14 • Tahoe Donner and Lake Tahoe Areas • www.TahoeSierraCentury.com The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs, full support services, great food and incredible music. In fact, the ride is a Tahoe fund-raiser...
Tahoe Fat Tire Festival

Tahoe Fat Tire Festival

Sept. 13-15, Squaw Valley www.TahoeFatTireFestival.org Mountain bikers from all over will come to iconic Squaw Valley for the return of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival. One of the largest mountain bike events on the west coast, the festival is being brought back by the...
Paddling Mendocino

Paddling Mendocino

Words and photos by Chuck Graham Paddling in town along Big River. Photo: Chuck Graham A dense ceiling of dewy overcast hovered above a redwood forest canopy, while the steady flow of Big River ran beneath me toward the icy Pacific. My carbon fiber paddle gently...
Downieville

Downieville

A short history of MTB gold Words & photos by Rick Gunn I had returned to mountain biking’s mother lode. Rider drops into Sunrise Trail. Staring out the window of a shuttle van as it groaned toward Packsaddle Pass, I looked past a sweep of pines to a tiny box of...
Shaun Tomson: The Code

Shaun Tomson: The Code

A legendary surfer shares the secret to living life powerfully in his new book “The Code” Words by Neil Pearlberg • Photos courtesy of Shaun Tomson The famous beach at Rincon just south of Santa Barbara is composed of aged cobblestones piled loosely at the...
Mt. Carl Heller

Mt. Carl Heller

Embracing the challenges of a remote Sierra gem Words by Leonie Sherman East Ridge of Mt. Carl Heller as seen from the top of Vacation Pass. Photo: Adam Long Spend enough time in the Sierra among mountain aficionados and you can’t escape hushed tales of Mt. Carl...
First Big Wall

First Big Wall

Steve and Matt celebrating on top. A Yosemite climber savors a challenging rite of passage By Matt Johanson My turn to lead on Yosemite’s Washington Column arrived about halfway up the 1,100 foot rock face. The climb’s sixth pitch was a suitable choice because it’s...
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