Issue 80

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Green is the Color of Integrity It’s OK to care about the planet A few years ago I was invited to participate in a weekend training called the Landmark Forum. A close friend warned me that it was “very intense, but also great training for anyone involved with...
One Arm For The Planet

One Arm For The Planet

Patagonia athlete Jeff Denholm lost his arm and became a force for good Words by Neil Pearlberg • Photos Tim Davis Gearing up in the boat at Mavericks. Known as one of the most dangerous ocean passages in the world, the Bering Sea challenges mariners with a volatile...
Ladies of Enduro

Ladies of Enduro

MEET THE INSPIRING WOMEN TAKING ON ENDURO IN CALIFORNIA By Matt De Young VP EnduroFest pro women podium (Called to Creation) Back in our February/March issue we did a feature on the enduro scene in California, and how the popular new race format is rapidly gaining...
Rapid Healing

Rapid Healing

After the largest fire in Sierra history sorched its banks, the Tuolumne remains an artery of life and thrills through the burn zone By Pete Gauvin At river level, regeneration happens quickly. Most of the time, you’re unlikely to even notice the charred hillsides...
Sierra High Route

Sierra High Route

Steve Roper’s Lofty Sierra Timberline Traverse By Leonie Sherman Pointing out distant peaks between Purple Lake and Duck Pass (Daniel Kangas). I can’t seem to follow anyone else’s path — through life, love or the wilderness. So when a girlfriend asked me if I wanted...
Mount Lyell

Mount Lyell

A strenuous scramble to the rooftop of Yosemite — By Matt Johanson Time: Two to three days Distance: 25 miles round trip Difficulty: Class 3; strenuous Parking and Trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center, elevation 8,680 feet Summit Elevation: 13,114 feet Best...
Earn Your Beer: Breweries & Drought

Earn Your Beer: Breweries & Drought

By Derrick Peterman It takes a lot of water to brew beer. A typical brewery uses five pints of water (used mostly to clean and sanitize the brewing equipment) to produce one pint of beer. Factor in the water required to grow the barley and hops and somewhere between...
Gear For Good

Gear For Good

Cotopaxi is an Outdoor Company on a Mission By Jess Smith It was an internship trip with his wife to Peru that started it all for Davis Smith. While in Cusco on the way to visit Machu Picchu, a little boy, ragged and hungry, insisted on shining Smith’s shoes (despite...
Liquid Imagery: Alex Gray

Liquid Imagery: Alex Gray

By Nelly Alex Gray is one of those young surfers I look up to – he’s grounded and knows exactly what he wants out of life. Alex loves big barrels and spends a lot of his time helping others. I went down to visit him this winter and ended up staying four nights at his...
Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

Santa Cruz trainer Joey Wolfe opens Paradigm Sport Joey Wolfe is a man with a passion for helping others reach their potential. A former professional baseball player, Wolfe has now switched his focus to training some of the top outdoor athletes in the world at his...
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