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Event Profiles: Issue 107

Event Profiles: Issue 107

Featured upcoming events Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 16-24, Lake Tahoe & Truckee Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more. This...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

News & notes from the outdoor industry Bianca Valenti makes 2018 “Most Accomplished Athletes” list Outside Magazine has named San Francisco based big wave surfer Bianca Valenti one of 2018’s most accomplished athletes. Other outdoor athletes recognized...
Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Pushing, maybe, a little too much By Chris Van Leuven Since the release of the documentary Free Solo, almost everyone has heard of Alex Honnold. But there’s another, lesser-known free soloist who is tearing up the scene: 30-year-old Brad Gobright. It’s 1am in El Cap...
Gear We Love: Issue 107

Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit with Heat Shield Imagine being able to set up a fire pit anywhere in less than a minute. That’s the cool thing about the Pop Up Fire Pit from Fireside Outdoor: it packs into a small bag and sets up...
Western Mountaineering

Western Mountaineering

Producing quality gear since 1970, right here in California By Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy Western Mountaineering Camping in February means eleven hours in a sleeping bag every night. Who makes that sleeping bag can make the difference between embracing adventure...
Classic Backcountry Tours

Classic Backcountry Tours

Three Sierra tours from green circle to black diamond Words and photos by Brennan Lagasse The snow has been flying all over the Sierra Nevada this winter with mid-January storms blanketing the Range of Light in a bright shade of white from north to south. The...
Doug Read

Doug Read

A Tahoe City Nordic ski legend faces his toughest rescue yet: himself By Tim Hauserman Long time Tahoe local Doug Read was one of the original founders of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team back in 1976 and served as its President for eight years. As a member of...
Heavenly’s Gunbarrel 25

Heavenly’s Gunbarrel 25

How I got dropped by an eight-year-old during this old school ski race By Kurt Gensheimer Photos courtesy Ben and Amy Fish I never realized how bad of a bump skier I was until I attempted the Gunbarrel 25 at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe on March 31, 2018. The event,...
Earn Your Beer: 5-Peak Challenge

Earn Your Beer: 5-Peak Challenge

San Diego adventure pairs perfectly with BNS Brewing’s Gatling Gun Imperial Stout Words and photos by James Murren The sun rose bright over the mountains to the east as I stepped out on the trail to the peak of Cowles Mountain in San Diego’s Mission Trails...