Issue 84

Editor’s Note: The Moral Case for Energy Reform

Editor’s Note: The Moral Case for Energy Reform

Real change happens when compassion leads the way In his recent book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, conservative author Alex Epstein argues that liberal environmentalists are trying to rob Americans of their prosperous lifestyle by portraying fossil fuels as evil....
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region California Enduro Series’ (CES) Northstar Enduro makes history California Enduro Series (CES) Round 6 — the Northstar Enduro at Northstar California Resort — makes history as the first-ever California race on the North...
EPiC: Solar Climbers

EPiC: Solar Climbers

Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright bring solar power to the underprivileged through the Honnold Foundation By Kristin Conard Alex Honnold. He may be known best for his free-soloing and speed ascents of big walls, but the California dirtbag/professional climber is more than...
Trails for All and All for Trails

Trails for All and All for Trails

Is there a mountain biking trail for everyone? By Tim Hauserman Every mountain biker loves to roll along on a beautiful piece of single track, but mountain bike enthusiasts come in a wide variety of ability levels, making one person’s lovely romp through the rocks, a...
Goal 100

Goal 100

What one hundred days of whitewater taught me By Haven Livingston To kayak one hundred days of whitewater in the course of one year may not sound like an extreme or lofty goal, until you understand the circumstances. The first and most prohibitive factor was location....
When In Drought

When In Drought

Plenty of rafting despite low water levels By Emily Vernizzi Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of trouble, but don’t jump to too many conclusions. Many people assume that a drought means no rafting, but that’s not the case in California. Despite what you’d...
Peace Pedalers

Peace Pedalers

Around the world on a tandem bike Over 1,000 total strangers accepted Jamie Bianchini’s invitation to ride on the world’s first open-invitation, intercultural expedition around the planet.  Jamie piloted the front seat of a custom-built tandem bike while leaving the...
Stand Up with the Children

Stand Up with the Children

 Whether passenger or pilot, tips for introducing kids to paddleboarding By Pete Gauvin Kayaks and canoes have long been the vehicle of choice when venturing out on the water with kids. But with the explosive growth of stand-up paddling – the fastest growing outdoor...
Ski Shasta

Ski Shasta

 Hotlum-Wintun Ridge: A California Classic Words and photos by Aron Bosworth If you have driven Interstate 5 through Siskiyou County, you’ve likely found your gaze pulled toward the glistening white of 14,197 Mount Shasta. It’s difficult not to: Shasta’s summit is...
Liquid Imagery: Timmy Reyes

Liquid Imagery: Timmy Reyes

 Timmy Reyes By Nelly I’ve been good friends with Timmy for a long time. He’s rad and he lives to the beat of his own drum. Timmy doesn’t really like contests, yet he does really well in them. He missed making the World Tour by one heat last year. We have traveled all...