Issue 78

Gear We Love

Gear We Love

1. Five Ten Freeride VXi Shoes Five Ten takes it to another level of “sticky” with their new Stealth Contact outsole on the new Freerider VXi. We put these kicks to the test on the long fire road climbs and technical singletrack descents of Santa Cruz’s Soquel...
Epic Cherry Creek

Epic Cherry Creek

A guided descent into Class V whitewater By Haven Livingston Our bleary eyed group piled out of the bus and gravitated toward the breakfast table. The offerings were simply arranged and easily digestible. Clearly our guides had anticipated the army of butterflies that...
Liquid Imagery: Jason “Ratboy” Collins

Liquid Imagery: Jason “Ratboy” Collins

Jason “Ratboy” Collins By Nelly Ratboy has been a friend for a long long time, I used to go over to his house on Swift Street back in the day and shoot portraits and hang out…he is all time! His quick-witted heckles are second to none, and he’s good...
Pywiak Dome: Zee Tree

Pywiak Dome: Zee Tree

A moderate Tuolumne climb — By Matt Johanson Area: Tuolumne Meadows Difficulty: 5.7 Number of Pitches: Six Parking: Tioga Road and Pywiak Dome Best Season: May through October Overview: Zee Tree has well-bolted 5.7 slab climbing leading to easier pitches above. The...
Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

The story of Sierra Nevada’s maverick founding father By Derrick Peterman When compiling a list of notable California entrepreneurs, people like David Packard, Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk usually spring to mind. Given the national obsession with Sierra Nevada Brewing’s...
Team TIBCO Rolls On

Team TIBCO Rolls On

Palo Alto’s premier women’s cycling team celebrates ten years of success Words by Matt Niswonger • Photos by Anthony Ortega When Linda Jackson gave up her investment-banking career in 1993 to become a professional cyclist, she had no idea where it would lead. She just...
My Brother’s Keeper: The Jeremy McGhee Story

My Brother’s Keeper: The Jeremy McGhee Story

By Leonie Sherman In many ways Jeremy McGhee is your standard California surf-ski bum. He’s got sun-streaked tousled hair and an infectious grin. He lives in a converted garage on the beach at Cardiff-by-the- Sea, where he surfs four times a week. Two years ago he...
Event Profiles

Event Profiles

By Michele Lamelin Women on Waves April 12, Capitola www.WOWSurfFest.com One of the few women’s only surf contests in California. Started in 1996 by the guys from the West Wind Surf Club, WOW is a unique, one day event that brings together generations of women surfers...
Ear To The Ground

Ear To The Ground

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Kyle Thiermann releases GMO video Surfing For Change frontman Kyle Thiermann, a Santa Cruz professional surfer and filmmaker, just released a new video challenging the sustainability of GMO research by Monsanto and...
Digging the Flow

Digging the Flow

Crafting a progressive new trail in the Santa Cruz mountains Words by Matt De Young • Photos by Bogdan Marian In a redwood forest high in the mountains above Santa Cruz the hum of heavy equipment and the clanking of hand tools are punctuated by the occasional...