Issue 85

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region 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 free-spirited 43-year old Potter was...
Editor’s Note: A Summer of Possibilities

Editor’s Note: A Summer of Possibilities

How will you create an amazing season of adventure? 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 strangers I was describing what my life would look like if I achieved my...
EPiC: California FarmLink

EPiC: California FarmLink

Promoting sustainable agriculture by supporting the next generation of farmers By Ariana Reguzzoni It’s an alarming yet well-known statistic in the world of agriculture that the average age of the American small farmer is 58. As our farmers retire, will there be...
Paddle Yosemite

Paddle Yosemite

Forget the trails, float through the Valley By Haven Livingston Recently a select group of Yosemite visitors soaked in views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and every other stately Yosemite Valley landmark. This sightseeing tour happened without setting foot...
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 I rolled the front tire of my mountain bike to the lip of the jump. Staring down at the edge where the dirt fell away, my eyes crossed over the deep divide to the landing. It was built up with...
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 1. Believe in Yourself First and foremost, you have to believe that you will succeed. Learn to silence the doubtful voices in your head and focus on believing 100% that you can do it! 2. Set...
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 I wanted to quit. It wouldn’t be the first time and most certainly not the last. By this point in the 1996 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, nearly 15 of...
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 The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile loop around Lake Tahoe. It traverses the side of lofty mountains, and meanders along ridgelines high above Lake...