Issue 86

Editor’s Note: Some Pig

Editor’s Note: Some Pig

Eating less meat and loving the outdoors Like a lot of kids I was introduced to the book Charlotte’s Web while sitting cross-legged on the carpet and listening to my teacher’s soothing voice. The book held my attention. Was Wilbur the smart pig going to get sold and...
Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Jill Kintner sweeps gravity disciplines at MTB championships Red Bull / Norco Bicycles pro rider Jill Kintner came out on top at the 2015 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Mammoth Mountain in July,...
EPiC: Save Our Shores – Saving the Beaches

EPiC: Save Our Shores – Saving the Beaches

 After nearly forty years Save Our Shores continues its heroic work By Leonie Sherman Lots of people move to Santa Cruz to be near the ocean, but Rachel Kippen moved there to save it. After years of working on marine science and policy from Orange County to San...
Descending Yosemite

Descending Yosemite

Dropping into Tenaya Canyon By Aron Bosworth, Outdoor Project Yosemite National Park is well known for the awe-inspiring granite formations that tower overhead, crooking the neck of visitors and drawing in climbers from around the globe. Lesser known, however, are...
Dream Paddle

Dream Paddle

SUP around Lake Tahoe in nine days By Laura Norman Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports, and with its clear water and dramatic shoreline, Lake Tahoe is one of the premier paddling destinations. If you’re a SUP enthusiast, why not...
Liquid Imagery: Matt Becker

Liquid Imagery: Matt Becker

Matt Becker By Nelly Hometown: Santa Barbara     Stance: Regular     Specialty: Big Waves Sponsors: COVA Clothing, Futures Fins, Pro-lite, Bark Surfboards, Surftech, Maui Jim, Buell Wetsuits Favorite waves: Rincon, Sunset Beach, East Point, Ocean Beach, Mavericks...
Women Who Rock the Boat

Women Who Rock the Boat

California Women’s Watersports Collective gains momentum By Haven Livingston The first thoughts Melissa DeMarie had after landing a 20 foot waterfall on a low brace and feeling her shoulder pop out were certainly not, “Oh, I think I’ll use my down time to create a...
Lone Pine Peak

Lone Pine Peak

In praise of moderate rock By Leonie Sherman There’s not much that can convince me to skip out on eight days of High Sierra cross-country rambling. But when Brandon offered to climb the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak with me, I only needed about  30 seconds to abandon...
Popular for a Reason

Popular for a Reason

Hiking the ultra classic route from Echo Lakes to Barker Pass Photos and story by Dave Zook “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there’s nothing new under the sun.” While this biblical refrain from the Old Testament may have been...
A Votre Santé

A Votre Santé

How mountain biking trails benefit communities Compiled by Michele Lamelin As mountain biking continues to grow in popularity, communities are rapidly discovering the many benefits of a healthy, sustainable trail system. Community involvement in the natural...