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Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro

Expanding access to adventure By Leonie Sherman Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, escaped to Philadelphia, and then promptly turned around to rescue her family. She made 13 missions that delivered 70 enslaved people to freedom, traveling by night and using a...
Stand Up or Sit Down

Stand Up or Sit Down

A Paddler’s Guide to California Classics By Roger Schumann Whether you prefer to paddle securely seated in a kayak or favor the enhanced view and balance challenges while standing tall atop an SUP, or both, California offers an outstanding variety of world-class...
Gigi McBee

Gigi McBee

Crusading for whitewater safety By Deanna Kerr • Photos by Jason Bates Based in Lotus near the American River, kayak and swift water rescue instructor Gigi McBee has been on a campaign to keep herself and other paddlers safe on the river for over 20 years. Through...
Bikepacking Catalina

Bikepacking Catalina

How to escape to SoCal’s tropical island Words and photos by Parker Amstutz It’s hard for some to believe that Los Angeles has a tropical escape rivaling that of France’s Côte d’Azur. Sailboats nestled in private coves of deep blue water, subsurface terrariums teeming...
Riding The Lost Coast

Riding The Lost Coast

Usal Grasshopper connects cyclists to local history By Leonie Sherman The Wrong Way I thought it would be a shortcut. After 500 miles of bike touring I stopped to visit an old friend in Arcata. We took off for Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, where we camped on a...
Event Profiles: Issue 109

Event Profiles: Issue 109

Featured upcoming events Mammoth Bar Enduro June 15, Auburn The Mammoth Bar Enduro offers a fun and challenging course that includes trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) and Mammoth Bar OHV. In Auburn SRA, racers will take on two stages: one on Confluence...
Backpackers’ Delight

Backpackers’ Delight

Discover Sierra gems beside the JMT this summer Words and photos by Matt Johanson As summer begins, snow melts, wildflowers bloom and hikers turn their minds to backpacking season. Thousands of them covet a journey along the magnificent John Muir Trail, the 210-mile...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 109

Ear to the Ground: Issue 109

News & notes from the outdoor industry SuperTopo Forum is Pulling the Plug The online climbers’ community known as the SuperTopo Forum is pulling the plug. For climbers, it’s the end of an era. “It is with a sad heart that I announce that normal operation of the...
The Real Impact of Mountain Biking

The Real Impact of Mountain Biking

MBOSC’s Matt De Young on the recently released MTB Impact Review By Michele Charboneau Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently released its Mountain Biking Impact Review, a comprehensive study that addresses the environmental and social impacts of mountain...
Paddle to Monterey

Paddle to Monterey

A 50th birthday adventure By Micah Posner I was out on my stand-up paddle board near the one-mile buoy in Santa Cruz, thinking about how to ‘celebrate’ turning 50. Suddenly, the light changed and the mountains behind Monterey appeared. “I should paddle to Monterey,” I...