Issue 90

Editor’s Note: A Surfer Girl

Editor’s Note: A Surfer Girl

Raising powerful girls in a world of boys Photo: Nelly Recently I was giving my daughter Mia a ride home from school when she mentioned that a classmate said something that made her feel bad. I asked her to elaborate and she got quiet and just stared ahead. Concerned,...
Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Wildflower Voted Top 10 Destination Race Photo: Kaori Photo. Tri-California Events has earned yet another title for their iconic Wildflower Triathlons. Complete Tri, a leading triathlon apparel website, recently listed...
EPiC: Heal the Bay

EPiC: Heal the Bay

Healing waters from city to sea Words by Leonie Sherman • Photos courtesy Heal the Bay Santa Monica Beach. Thirty years ago locals were watching the Santa Monica Bay die before their eyes. “Lifeguards were getting sick, surfers were getting rashes, and we found...
Liquid Imagery: Bud Freitas

Liquid Imagery: Bud Freitas

Nelly’s Pics Bud Freitas Hometown: Santa Cruz     Stance: Regular     Specialty: Rail surfing Favorite wave: Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz Goals: To be the best father and husband. To live a healthy, happy life with no regrets. Your scariest wave: Pipe. It’s a...
The Dying Game

The Dying Game

Helping the next generation understand extreme risk Words by Tim Hauserman • Photos courtesy of Go Bigger Coalition “We are sick of going to funerals,” said John Walsh, a lifelong Tahoe local and former ski racer, lamenting the steady stream of Tahoe based athletes...
Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Stepping up to Giant Gap, a classic whitewater gem By Haven Livingston Hoping to come out alive from Five Alive rapid (Lyle Fritchey). Three years ago a friend introduced me to Giant Gap, a well known class IV+ whitewater run on the North Fork American river that is...
Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins

The man behind the legend By Doug Robinson Royal and Liz Robbins atop El Capitan after Royal’s historic first solo ascent of El Cap’s Muir Wall in 1968 (Glen Denny). A black Land Rover seemed to glide up the dirt road. We were pulling ropes out of cars and packing...
The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

Small batch breweries focus on quality ingredients By Derrick Peterman Photo: Caitlyn Pura Hard cider is hot. Virtually non-existent in the United States just five years ago, cider consumption has more than tripled between 2011 and 2013, from 9.4 to 32 million gallons...
Dirt for All

Dirt for All

A guide to California’s community bike parks Compiled and edited by Michele Lamelin Beloved and belated Aptos Post Office Jumps community bike park (Bogdan Marian). As mountain biking continues to grow in popularity, bike parks are cropping up everywhere. Just as...
Rocking the Joy Ride

Rocking the Joy Ride

MTB group “Girls Rock” inspires international following By Betty Gilbert Girls Rock founder Jessica Klodnicki leads the way for Joy Ride ambassadors (Bell/Josh Sawyer). At nearly five foot six and sporting a ponytail, simple tee and casual riding shorts, Jessica...
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