Issue 86

Editor’s Note: Some Pig

Editor’s Note: Some Pig

Eating less meat and loving the outdoors Matt Niswonger on the Flume Trail in Tahoe. 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...
Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region USA Cycling MTB Championships Enduro Pro Women podium. 1st (Gold) Jill Kintner, 2nd (Silver) Georgia Gould, 3rd (Bronze) Lauren Gregg, 4th Rachel Throop, 5th Amy Rambacher (Pierce Moran). Jill Kintner sweeps gravity...
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 Passionfish restaurant volunteers care for Lover’s Point in Monterey as part of SOS’s Adopt A Beach program. Lots of people move to Santa Cruz to be near the ocean, but Rachel Kippen...
Descending Yosemite

Descending Yosemite

Dropping into Tenaya Canyon By Aron Bosworth, Outdoor Project Evaluating a ledge in the Inner Gorge. Photo: Aron Bosworth. Yosemite National Park is well known for the awe-inspiring granite formations that tower overhead, crooking the neck of visitors and drawing in...
Dream Paddle

Dream Paddle

SUP around Lake Tahoe in nine days By Laura Norman Stand up paddlers enjoy the Lake Tahoe Water Trail along the East Shore near Cave Rock. Photo: Corey Rich / Aurora Photos. Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports, and with its clear water...
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 Melissa DeMarie powers down Bald Rock on the Middle Fork Feather River. Photo: Eric Petlock. The first thoughts Melissa DeMarie had after landing a 20 foot waterfall on a low brace and...
Lone Pine Peak

Lone Pine Peak

In praise of moderate rock By Leonie Sherman Mt. Whitney and Lone Pine Peak, winter sunrise. Photo: Andy Selters. 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...
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 Anthony Santos executes a fine trundle with Cracked Crag in the background. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there’s nothing new under the...
A Votre Santé

A Votre Santé

How mountain biking trails benefit communities Compiled by Michele Lamelin Mendocino is one of many California communities discovering the significant benefits of a healthy, sustainable trail system (Called to Creation). As mountain biking continues to grow in...
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