Issue 83

Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Rahlve’s Banzai Tour, VetFit, 39th Annual The Great Ski Race, Santa Cruz Paddle Festival, Run Rugged Trail Camp Banff Mountain Film Festival Feb. 20, 21, & 22, 2015 — Santa Cruz The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will...
Destination: Bear Valley

Destination: Bear Valley

A Sierra gem that keeps you coming back By Kristin Conard Between Tahoe and Yosemite on California State Route 4 is Bear Valley, a small and scenic destination with a rich history and year-round fun. Bear Valley is set in the midst of the central Sierra mountains,...
Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region First free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent by Caldwell and Jorgeson Patagonia climbing ambassador Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson made history free climbing the Dawn Wall, the hardest route up El Capitan in...
California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

Big taste that won’t slow you down Some breweries are launched in corporate boardrooms. Others originate from the backyards of home brewers. Mavericks Brewing in Half Moon Bay started after a bike ride. Mavericks is the brain child of Pete Slosberg, best known as the...
EPiC: Saving the Solitude

EPiC: Saving the Solitude

Snowlands Network preserves human powered winter Imagine gliding through a serene Tahoe glade on a pair of cross country skis. Then imagine a line of snowmobiles blasting through the forest and shattering the peace. Sound familiar? Most likely not—and there is a...
Liquid Imagery: Darryl “Flea” Virostko

Liquid Imagery: Darryl “Flea” Virostko

Three time Mavericks comp winner helps those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction By Nelly I’ve known Flea for a long time. One of the hottest up-and-coming kids, he seemed to get really good really fast. I was amazed when he started charging Mavericks and he...
Athlete Profile: Sachi Cunningham

Athlete Profile: Sachi Cunningham

A life shaped by water The name “Sachi” means happiness in Japanese. Water photographer, documentary filmmaker and Professor of Multimedia Journalism at San Francisco State University Sachi Cunningham is half Japanese with a sprinkling of Scottish stock, so it is...
Fat Bikes

Fat Bikes

The new winter adventure machine Words by Casey Coffman and photos by First Tracks Productions Fat biking is one of the fastest growing segments in cycling, experiencing an almost exponential growth in the last few years. What was once a rare sight on the trail has...
Going Solo

Going Solo

A solo ski tour provides a large dose of backcountry medicine Story and photos by Leonie Sherman If you love the mountains you need a pair of skis. And if what you love about the mountains is the crystal clarity of the air and how your heart and mind mirror that...
Separate and Not Equal

Separate and Not Equal

Equal access to multi-use trails builds a strong and vibrant community, so why doesn’t this exist in the birthplace of mountain biking? By Kurt Gensheimer Davey Simon grew up an outlaw on the hallowed grounds of mountain biking’s birth, Marin County. He wasn’t an...