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Editor’s Note: Self Care

Editor’s Note: Self Care

The Power Within Photo: Nils Niswonger Running a small business as a married couple is not for the faint of heart. You have to constantly switch back and forth between family issues and business issues as seamlessly as possible, without getting caught up in any drama....
Ear to the Ground: Issue 101

Ear to the Ground: Issue 101

News and notes from the outdoor industry “People remember their first day on skis because it comes as such a mental rush. When you come down the mountain from your first time on skis, you are a different person. I had just now experienced that feeling, if only for...
Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy

Taking risks and breaking down barriers By Sarah Marschall Last September, a unique journey took place. Ryan Althaus of Sweaty Sheep Ministries, River Krimmer of Living Evolution, and Elijah Cooper of Shared Adventures, joined forces to find new ways to help those...
Gear We Love

Gear We Love

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. MSR Lightning Explore Women’s Snowshoes Take on the most challenging of winter treks with MSR’s Lightning Explore women’s snowshoes. These snowshoes integrate all the latest technologies, offering reliably stellar performance,...
One Foot in the Barrel

One Foot in the Barrel

Bianca Valenti and the women who ride mountains By Haven Livingston Bianca Valenti drops in at Mavericks on a perfect day (Pedro Bala). It’s 2018 and women have finally gotten their foot in the door of big wave surf contests. Gaining tenure in that arena, however, is...
Forever in a Candy Shop

Forever in a Candy Shop

First ascent boulderer Chris Summit By Chris Van Leuven Chris Summit on the Goldbergs traverse V3FA, May Lake in Tuolumne (Tresa Black). Summit, a climber of nearly 30 years, practices his trade close to home, scrubbing endless rocks and exposing clean lines for...
Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Delightful desolation in a forgotten corner of Southeastern California By Leonie Sherman • Photos by Rebecca Smith The author about to climb the Kelso Dunes at sunset (Rebecca Smith). Tucked away in a forgotten corner of southeastern California, spanning the...
EPiC: Saving Lives

EPiC: Saving Lives

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center teaches skills and vigilance By Leonie Sherman Josh Feinberg, one of ESAC’s three forecasters, tests the sensitivity of a recently deposited snow layer with an Extended Column Test (ESAC). Veteran ski patroller Josh Feinberg didn’t...
Ming Poon: the Path from Beijing Businessman to Pro Photographer

Ming Poon: the Path from Beijing Businessman to Pro Photographer

Tahoe-based athlete and cameraman Poon applies the hard-work ethic he learned in China’s capital to his photography business By Chris Van Leuven Brennan Lagasse captures Poon and Jeremy Jones at the office on a particularly beautiful sunrise (Brennan Lagasse). It...
Fears, Tears and Beers

Fears, Tears and Beers

The oldest mountain bike enduro in America Words by Kurt Gensheimer • Photos by John Shafer Nathan Bake of Yerington leading a group of riders towards Ward Mountain. Tucked far away in the east central part of Nevada, the small town of Ely stays under the radar of...
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