Issue 85

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region mikeyschaeferphotography.com Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident in Yosemite Legendary climber Dean Potter and his friend Graham Hunt died May 16 in a wingsuit jump accident at Yosemite National Park. The...
Editor’s Note: A Summer of Possibilities

Editor’s Note: A Summer of Possibilities

How will you create an amazing season of adventure? Founding Editor Matt Niswonger in Yosemite with El Capitan in the background. A few years ago I participated in a weekend seminar called the Landmark Forum. Standing in front of a room of about one hundred total...
EPiC: California FarmLink

EPiC: California FarmLink

Promoting sustainable agriculture by supporting the next generation of farmers By Ariana Reguzzoni FarmLink clients Chris Hay (of Say Hay Farms) with landowners Pat Meade and Jon Robbins of Yolo County. It’s an alarming yet well-known statistic in the world of...
Paddle Yosemite

Paddle Yosemite

Forget the trails, float through the Valley By Haven Livingston Paddlers with Sentinel Rock in the background (Dave Steindorf). Recently a select group of Yosemite visitors soaked in views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and every other stately Yosemite...
Taking it to the River

Taking it to the River

 Tips for new whitewater SUP thrills By Haven Livingston If flatwater stand up paddling isn’t providing the thrill it once did, take it to the river and test your finesse with downriver SUP. Before jumping in over your head, know that  river SUP is a potentially...
The Dirty Sanchez

The Dirty Sanchez

A tale of hard work, determination and a positive attitude By Lauren Gregg Lauren rounds the corner through one of the many fast, muddy berms on The Dirty Sanchez course (Robert Lowe). I rolled the front tire of my mountain bike to the lip of the jump. Staring down at...
Follow Your Passion – You Can Race, Too!

Follow Your Passion – You Can Race, Too!

Pro rider Lauren Gregg shares her recipe for mountain bike racing success Lauren at the Granite Bay Grinder with two of the students she coaches for the Kirby High School Mountain Bike Team in the NorCal League (Dietmar Burkhardt). 1. Believe in Yourself First and...
Angels on the PCT

Angels on the PCT

 “Trail magic” makes spectacular section of the PCT possible By Matt Johanson Though hundreds of hikers per year attempt the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail, my cousin Zach Padlo and I hit the wall around mile 26. We weren’t rookies but the first days are always tough...
A Tale of Two Paddles

A Tale of Two Paddles

 It took me 18 years to forget the pain of my first  Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race in 1996 By Ryan Pingree Ryan approaching the finish of the 2014 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race (Johnny Kessel). I wanted to quit. It wouldn’t be the first time and most certainly...
Below The Tahoe Rim Trail

Below The Tahoe Rim Trail

With water levels at an all-time low, it’s easy to imagine the  72-mile hike along Lake Tahoe’s shores By Tim Hauserman Near Emerald Bay. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile loop around Lake Tahoe. It traverses the side of lofty mountains, and meanders along ridgelines...
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