Issue 88

Editor’s Note: The Paris Effect

Editor’s Note: The Paris Effect

Why peace is more important than ever After my last editor’s note about communication an ASJ reader sent me a link to an interview that Oprah Winfrey did with Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn. They were discussing what he calls compassionate...
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Californians optimistic for a white winter Photo “Look ma! First snow!” A backcountry skier takes advantage of early snow dumps, with plenty more forecast to come. (Photo courtesy Bear Valley Ski Resort). With a good...
2015 Gift Giving Guide

2015 Gift Giving Guide

Holiday gift ideas for the adventure sports enthusiast on your list                      ...
EPiC: Thinking Like a Watershed

EPiC: Thinking Like a Watershed

The Mattole Restoration Council: restoring the land from ridgeline to river By Leonie Sherman MRC founding member, Freeman House, under the Council Madrone tree (MRC). Deep in the forests of southern Humboldt lie the sprawling remains of the biggest madrone on the...
Operation Surf

Operation Surf

Healing veterans one wave at a time By Leonie Sherman Memorial paddle out to honor our fallen (Ira Amerson). Two and a half years after an honorable discharge from the Marines, life was a daily struggle for Bobby Lane. “I couldn’t sleep because I had to relive things...
Taking It Outside

Taking It Outside

How to transition from the gym to real rock By Meggan Wenbourne Author Meggan Wenbourne checks her gear at Shuteye Ridge (Nikolas Martinelli). So you’ve been a gym climber for a while and you’re ready to try climbing outside. You have gained some confidence in knowing...
Gear We Love

Gear We Love

Goodies for your active lifestyle Camelbak K.U.D.U. The K.U.D.U. enduro mountain bike pack was created for aggressive riding on tough terrain. Camelbak tasked a team of discerning mountain bikers to design a superior pack that would provide protection, cargo capacity...
Destination: Mammoth

Destination: Mammoth

Explore the spectacular east side of the Sierra By Lauren Gregg Cross country skiing at Minaret Vista (Rebecca Garrett). Bordered to the north by the eastern entrance to Yosemite and surrounded by the vast Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness, Mammoth Lakes and the...
SnowMatch

SnowMatch

Let us help you hook up with the California snowsports resort of your dreams! With winter off to a great start, we know you’re stoked to hit the slopes that will deliver the most fun for your personal style. Love to ride park or are trails your thing? Need kid care or...
Top 10 Training Tips

Top 10 Training Tips

Fitness ideas for adapting to winter By Colleen Conners-Pace As fall turns to winter scheduling a good workout becomes a challenge. This transition can be tough for many of us, whether we are athletes training for races or just people who love being active for fitness...
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