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Editor’s Note: Issue 103

Editor’s Note: Issue 103

Digital Apocalypse: Not all rabbit holes lead to Wonderland NEARLY 9 IN TEN TEENS ARE ONLINE EITHER “almost constantly” or “several times a day,” according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Half of all teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices....
Ear to the Ground: Issue 103

Ear to the Ground: Issue 103

News & notes from the outdoor industry Southern California’s Big Rock Re-Opens to Climbing Photo: Suzanne Steiner After being closed to climbing for nearly four years, Big Rock at Lake Perris State Park is again open. Southern California climbers have visited the...
Because,  FUN

Because, FUN

Mammoth Mountain is first to allow e-bikes in bike park By Michele Charboneau Gabe Taylor and Logan Eure are all smiles at Mammoth Mountain on electric mountain bikes (Peter Morning). THE US FOREST SERVICE RECENTLY GAVE MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN the green light to allow...
The Maturing Voice of Mountain Biking

The Maturing Voice of Mountain Biking

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz creates model for new system trails and expanded access By Kurt Gensheimer Amanda Schaper and Scott Chapin on Engelsmans Loop Trail in Wilder Ranch (Satchel Cronk). HERE’S A SOBERING FACT: Of the more than 220 miles of official...
Living Tiny

Living Tiny

Downsizing to live large By Leonie Sherman Ian Gillies and “The Biscuit” — his tiny home away from tiny home (Will Toft). WE’VE LIVED IN TINY SHELTERS for most of human history, but in modern times our dwellings have become status symbols. Downsizing is a...
Kinder Kletter

Kinder Kletter

Nine tips for climbing with children from a semi-expert climbing parent Words and photos by Bruce Willey IF YOU SPEND A FEW HOURS OUTSIDE WITH A CHILD, you quickly realize children are wild animals. They roll in the mud, dig holes, climb boulders and trees, rip their...
Hiking the PCT with a Kitten

Hiking the PCT with a Kitten

Meet the cat who grew up along 1,600 miles of the PCT By Caroline Tillman It was early morning on the Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Taylor St. John, a young woman with fiery dreadlocks, was just beginning to break down camp. “Manzanita!” she...
Protect American River Canyons

Protect American River Canyons

A river runs through it Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy of PARC The legendary Windy Point Meadow on the North Fork American River (Gary Hughes). AT THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS, in the heart of Gold Country, Auburn State Recreation Area protects 48...
Paying to Play

Paying to Play

Preventing kayak injuries By Haven Livingston The author, Haven Livingston, running one of the many falls at Kanawha waterfall in West Virginia (Phil Boyer). WHITEWATER KAYAKING is not known to be the gentlest sport on the body. It’s closer to full contact rugby on a...
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