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The Outbound Collective and Eventus Outdoors Launch CamelBak Pursuit Series

The Outbound Collective and Eventus Outdoors Launch CamelBak Pursuit Series

Outdoor enthusiasts invited to immerse in “work hard, play hard” escape Press Release, San Francisco – The Outbound Collective and Eventus Outdoors will kick off the CamelBak Pursuit Series, two immersive events for outdoor enthusiasts, urban professionals and adventurous families and friends, beginning in August 2017. At each of the three-day CamelBak Pursuit Series events, participants will “play hard, have fun, and learn all of the outdoor activities and skills they’ve always dreamt about,” said a company representative. Located just outside the urban hubs of Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA, the series’ inaugural year will see the two events touch down in nearby Snowbasin Mountain Resort, UT on August 11-13 and Sanborn County Park, CA, just 50 miles south of San Francisco, on September 8-10. The CamelBak Pursuit Series is sponsored by The Outbound Collective, an online outdoor and travel community, and CamelBak. “The CamelBak Pursuit Series...
Carson City Off-Road Announces Enhanced Course for 2017

Carson City Off-Road Announces Enhanced Course for 2017

Historic Sierra Nevada snowpack moves course to lower elevation singletrack Adapting to a very snowy winter in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Epic Rides today announced a modified course for the Capitol 35 and Capitol 50 events for the 2nd Annual Carson City Off-Road mountain bike festival on June 16-18. The Capitol 15 will be unchanged from last year. Although the official water year doesn’t end until October, the northern Sierra Nevada has already surpassed the wettest water year ever recorded for the region. While this means the much needed snowpack will keep reservoirs and rivers full at least through next year, it also means that high elevation trails like Tahoe Rim Trail, North Canyon, Sunflower Hill and Snapdragon will still be under as much as 12 feet of snow come event weekend. This historic snowpack presents a very unique opportunity to showcase the dozens of fun...
Heavenly Mountain Resort Debuts Silver Zip Line Tour

Heavenly Mountain Resort Debuts Silver Zip Line Tour

Guests fly 4,159 feet from tree to tree reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour with an exhilarating ‘flyover’ of East Peak Lake New this season at Epic Discovery, the 4,159-foot Silver Rush Zip Line flies guests from tree to tree at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. Overlooking the high desert of the Carson Valley, Silver Rush is comprised of five segmented zip lines; the final of which flies guests over the waters of East Peak Lake. Guests enjoy a scenic ATV ride back to the top of the Gondola. The three-hour long, intimate experience is Heavenly Mountain Resort’s signature activity debuting at Epic Discovery this summer. “We are excited to be in our second season of operation with Epic Discovery,” said Pete Sonntag, Tahoe region senior vice president and chief operating officer for Heavenly Mountain Resort. “The Silver Rush Zip Line is going to make an...
California Coast Classic 2017 Course Modified

California Coast Classic 2017 Course Modified

Landslide, bridge closure in Big Sur result in modified route for popular cycling tour Following lengthy review, organizers of the Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic (CCC) Bike Tour presented by Amgen have announced a route change. This year’s 8-day flagship fundraising ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes place Sept. 9-16 and registration is currently open. The new routing is for days 3 and 4, and is a bypass around the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur, which became structurally unstable after heavy storms caused a landslide last winter. The California Transportation Department (CalTrans) tore down the bridge in March and is building a replacement slated for completion in Sept. 2017. “While we’d prefer to keep our traditional route,” said Shannon Marang Cox, ride director for the CCC Bike Tour, “our main priorities are rider safety and preserving the essence of the CCC riding experience....
Save the Redwoods League Transfers Berry Glen Trail Connection Property to Redwood National Park

Save the Redwoods League Transfers Berry Glen Trail Connection Property to Redwood National Park

Federal land and water conservation funds help protect the Prairie Creek Scenic Corridor, gateway to ancient redwoods Save the Redwoods League (League), the only nonprofit organization in the world dedicated to protecting the redwood forest throughout its natural range, today announced the transfer of the Berry Glen Trail Connection property to Redwood National Park (RNP) on the rugged northern California coast. One mile north of the town of Orick and surrounded by RNP forests, the 5.9-acre property, forested with second-growth redwoods and native brush, sits along a scenic corridor of Highway 101. The property provides wildlife habitat and important trail connections into the park’s two largest ancient redwood groves. The transfer was made possible with $87,000 in federal funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that uses offshore oil and gas lease revenues, not tax dollars, and applies them to environmental conservation. The Berry Glen Trail Connection...
New Sponsors, Course Changes for 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

New Sponsors, Course Changes for 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

Sierra Nevada and Haribo among new partnerships Scenic 12K in Point Lobos. Photo: Marianne Mangold  The 32nd presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon brings several changes for the April 28-30 event weekend including a new 12K distance race, a new start area for the 10.6-Miler, new bus drop off plans for the marathon start, and new sponsor activations. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of America’s premier craft breweries, will be sponsoring a new beer garden at the race finish. In addition to the runners receiving a complimentary post-race beer, the public will be able to purchase beer for the first time ever. Famous for its extensive line of beers, Sierra Nevada will be showcasing its signature Pale Ale along with Tropical Torpedo® and SummerFest®. Throughout the event weekend, runners and guests will encounter the Haribo Bear as he dances through the race expo and finish area,...
Paddleboard USA Championships to Held in Partnership with The Jay Race

Paddleboard USA Championships to Held in Partnership with The Jay Race

Paddlers attend race they honor while getting a shot at making national team Press Release – April 18, 2017 – The Paddleboard side of USA Surfing confirmed today the date for its 2017 USA Paddleboard Championship Event and Team Trials – June 17, 2017. For the first time the USA Paddleboard Championship will be held in conjunction with The 16th Annual Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race (Jay Race) in Santa Cruz, California. Originally, USA Surfing planned to have the Paddleboard trials for the National Team as a part of the USA Championships in Oceanside in conjunction with the SUP competition and team trials. “The Jay Race is one of the very few marquee events for paddleboarders, the type no one wants to miss. By teaming up with the wonderful group at The Jay Moriarity Foundation, we can let the paddlers attend a race they honor while giving them a shot...
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with Columbia Montrail

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with Columbia Montrail

Putting Columbia Montrail Spring 2017 Collection to the Test Columbia Montrail put its Spring 2017 collection to the test at one of the most physically and mentally challenging trail running races in the world: the Columbia-sponsored Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). Located on some of the highest peaks in the Alps, UTMB is a continuous 103-mile race, which means no sleeping, just running for over 20 hours. To share the inspiring moments and trials of the race, we developed a special video, entitled Endure, currently featured on Columbia’s social media channels. See the trailer here. Endure features three of the participants from last year’s race: Amy Sproston, a Columbia Montrail-sponsored runner from the United States, and Columbia employees Ruy Ueda and Tomo Araki from Japan. To watch the video and find out how Amy, Ruy and Tomo endured one of the biggest challenges of their lives, click...
Vail Reports 600 Inches at Tahoe Resorts This Season

Vail Reports 600 Inches at Tahoe Resorts This Season

The snow keeps coming at Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly Photo taken at Heavenly March 5, 2017. Happy snowy Monday from Lake Tahoe! March Madness is taking effect as Northstar and Kirkwood both cross the 600-inch mark for the season! Vail Resorts asks guests to take it slow and give themselves extra time on the roads. Cal Trans is an excellent resource for the most up-to-date information. Snow totals for Vail’s Tahoe resorts are as follows: Northstar California received 26” in the last 24 hours, 40” this month and 618” so far this season. Kirkwood received 14” in the last 24 hours, 23” this month and 601” so far this season. Heavenly received 20” in the last 24 hours, 38” this month and 594” so far this season. Enjoy, and be safe!...
Tepui Tents Awarded Rooftop Tent Design Patent

Tepui Tents Awarded Rooftop Tent Design Patent

Spotlight shines on leading rooftop tent manufacturer’s interchangeable sheltering systems Tepui Tents, a leading manufacturer of rooftop tents and outdoor adventure gear, announced it was awarded a utility patent for its innovative rooftop tent system. The new patented Zipper Gimp system couples the tent’s base with the tent’s canopy allowing for interchangeable sheltering systems depending on weather or other conditions the user may encounter. The Zipper Gimp system is valuable not only to the end-user, but also to Tepui’s vast network of retailers and distributors.  Allowing several canopy styles to pair with a single base gives retailers the ability to provide a wide range of product options with less inventory and storage space. “Innovation has always been a core value for Tepui,” said founder Evan Currid, “Although prior innovations such as our Ruggedized line and our SKY tents have raised the bar with regard to product offerings, our patented...
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