Issue 81

Editor’s Note: Dirty Power

Editor’s Note: Dirty Power

Energy reform is the solution to climate change If you are paying attention to the climate change discussion lately, you’ve probably noticed that things have gotten quite hysterical. In the last year it’s become clear to most of us that the time for discussion is...
Honnold and Allfrey’s El Cap: Seven Routes in Seven Days

Honnold and Allfrey’s El Cap: Seven Routes in Seven Days

They made history when they did it in June, and it may never be done again By Kristin Conard Alex looking ripped and moving fast while free climbing on Zodiac. Photo: Gabriel Mange Driving past El Cap meadow in June, we saw a group of ripped, shirtless guys walking...
Committed to the Core

Committed to the Core

Patagonia athlete Barry Blanchard describes a life of risk in The Calling By Matt Niswonger Traversing the Tent Arête on the Cassin Ridge of Mount McKinley, Alaska, 1982. Photo: Kevin Doyle Every generation a group of climbers comes along that redefines what’s...
Ready, Set, Race!

Ready, Set, Race!

Cyclo-cross season takes center stage By Karen Kefauver Keith DeFiebre founder and race director of CCCX race series. Photo: contributed If you like stomping through puddles, racing up short, steep hills, running through deep sandpits and leaping over knee-high...
The Evolution of Organic Beer

The Evolution of Organic Beer

Visionary brewers make high integrity beer a reality By Derrick Peterman Organic beer is a relative newcomer to the organic food movement. The first certified organic beer was brewed in 1999 by Eel River Brewing located just south of Eureka, CA. Over the next fifteen...
JT Holmes &  Speed Riding

JT Holmes & Speed Riding

Warren Miller’s new film features the thrilling mix of paragliding and freeskiing By Jennifer Rothman Photo courtesy of Warren Miller Have you ever looked up at a massive, snowy mountain face that appeared to have the perfect run but was off limits due to one or more...
Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb

The joy of climbing trees By Leonie Sherman Climbing trees doesn’t just give you practice, it lifts your spirits. Photo: Bill LeBon Climbers hate Santa Cruz. Sure, we love the rolling meadows, the beaches, and the abundant microbreweries, but the gentle climate,...
Liquid Imagery: Matt Archbold

Liquid Imagery: Matt Archbold

By Nelly When I was a grom, we all looked up to Archy. He was the most exciting surfer to watch. He gave the system the finger and rocked long hair and tatoos. He had  muscle cars before he even had a drivers license. Matt was at the forefront of the air revolution....
A Beer Worth Earning: People’s Porter

A Beer Worth Earning: People’s Porter

Sana Cruz Mountain Brewing: People’s Porter One of the first organic beers I ever tried remains one of my favorites.  It’s The People’s Porter from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing (SCMB). This beer started as a homebrew between brewer Emily Thomas of SCMB  and Tom...
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Oct/Nov 2014 issue Ecology Action wins EPiC sustainability award The EPiC program (Environmental Partnership Campaign) is ASJ’s way to highlight the exemplary work of some California non-profits. We are proud to...
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