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Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Dirtbags will rule the future I have been following the student led protests across the nation in response to the school shooting at Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th. What I am seeing is a shift in national consciousness being led by a group of...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

News and notes from the outdoor industry Photo: Dean Fidelman Collection Legendary Climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell Dies after Illness The legendary Yosemite climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell died in Palm Springs on February 16. He will be remembered for his...
Friends of the Inyo

Friends of the Inyo

Advocating for and protecting California’s iconic wild lands By Leonie Sherman Sunset on Centennial Flat (Joanne Hihn). If the Eastern Sierra is California’s playground, then the non-profit group Friends of the Inyo (FOI) is playground monitor, custodian and the...
Pacific Yurts

Pacific Yurts

Celebrating 40 years of portable structures By Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy Pacific Yurts Yurts are simple and aesthetically pleasing. When Alan Bair was a young tree planter in the Pacific Northwest he saw a photo of a Mongolian ger — or yurt — in National...
Uninterrupted Drive

Uninterrupted Drive

Professional climber David Allfrey By Chris Van Leuven Belaying on The Radiator, a cutting edge aid route in Zion National Park (Kristoffer Wickstrom). From Patagonia to Baffin Island, Allfrey seeks out the most inaccessible summits in the world; retreat is his last...
Low Exit BASE

Low Exit BASE

Calculated risks By Clair Marie Exciting canopy flight after a short BASE jump in Oregon (Clair Marie Backwards POV). Despite what most people believe, BASE jumpers don’t have a death wish. Instead we have a powerful desire to push ourselves to our limits and beyond....
Kim

Kim

Seventeen years after losing Jay, Kim Moriarity Wildey is taking her foundation to the next level By Haven Livingston Kim holding the Jay Moriarity Merge4 socks (Merge4/Cindi Busenhart). On June 15, 2001 professional surfer Jay Moriarity drowned while free diving in...
Bikepacking with Crister

Bikepacking with Crister

A father and son journey through SLO County By Jim Brady Self-portrait of Crister and Jim climbing towards Caliente Peak with a view to the north behind them (Crister Brady). We climbed a steep cattle road in the afternoon light into the Temblor Range, crossing the...
Nine Miles of Community Building

Nine Miles of Community Building

The story of Mills Peak Trail By Kurt Gensheimer Volunteers put in the finishing touches on the final 1.7 miles of Mills Peak Trail. What started in 2007 as a dream to construct a 9-mile multi-use singletrack trail with 3,000 vertical feet of elevation came to its...
Ace Your First MTB Race

Ace Your First MTB Race

Tips from a seasoned pro By Sarah Jordan So you’ve signed up for your first mountain bike race. Now what? Follow these tips to help ensure that your upcoming enduro, gravel grinder, or cross-country mountain bike race is the first of many. #1 – Set your goals...
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