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Editor’s Note : The Digital Compromise

Editor’s Note : The Digital Compromise

Staying true to our roots in a virtual world By Matt Niswonger IN RESPONSE TO MY ARTICLE IN THE LAST ISSUE (#103 Digital Apocalypse) we received more emails than usual. Readers unanimously rejected the idea that print media is inferior to digital media, and many let...
Ear to the Ground : Issue 104

Ear to the Ground : Issue 104

News and notes from the outdoor industry Yosemite Legend and Five Ten Founder Charles Cole Dies The founder of the climbing shoe company Five Ten, Charles Cole III, died at his home in Redlands, California on July 14 at age 63. Cole was a bold Yosemite climber with...
Channel Islands Restoration

Channel Islands Restoration

Saving the world one weed at a time Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy of CIR Inspiration Point, one of the most iconic vistas in Channel Islands National Park. EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, TWO GUYS WITH CHAINSAWS and big hearts started cutting down invasive eucalyptus...
Riding the Redwoods

Riding the Redwoods

Exploring Northern California’s big trees by bike and on foot Words and photos by Leonie Sherman Hiker biker camp in Jedediah Smith State Park. WHEN DOES THE FOG ROLLING IN OFF THE COAST become mist and when does that mist become drizzle? How big do the droplets need...
Beyond Tape

Beyond Tape

New book focuses on climbing injuries and how to prevent them in the first place By Bruce Willey Austin Archer at Pine Creek, Sun Kissed 5.12c (Rick Ziegler). FULL DISCLOSURE IS NECESSARY in both climbing and journalism. After all, it was the great Gaston Rébuffat,...
Seth Zaharias

Seth Zaharias

Bringing people together with his zany personality and love of climbing By Chris Van Leuven Seth Zaharias says of climbing (and other adventure sports), “It saved my life, quite frankly. I got introduced to climbing in 1990 and it was a total game changer.” (Kristi...
Never Too Old  for Gold

Never Too Old for Gold

Outrigger Champion Barbara Leites By Haven Livingston Photos by Mike Grummell Barbara Leites and her paddling partner Rita Melamed. BARBARA LEITES WAS 71 YEARS OLD the first time she paddled an outrigger canoe. At 74 she brought home her first gold for her country...
Yuri Hauswald : Gravel Champion

Yuri Hauswald : Gravel Champion

Tales of perseverance on the Kansas prairie and the growth of gravel cycling in California and beyond By Kurt Gensheimer Chasing the sun across the Flint Hills of Kansas fully loaded for a self-supported 350 mile ride (Myke Hermsmeyer). TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, but...
Rock Star

Rock Star

Q&A with Pro Enduro Rider Matt Guntert By Michele Charboneau Photos by Kasey Carames Matt Guntert looking fierce on Stage 3 of the China Peak Enduro in Lakeshore. Third year enduro racer Matt Guntert’s training and commitment are paying off, with pro podium wins...
Gear We Love : Issue 104

Gear We Love : Issue 104

1. 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29er The Specialized Stumpjumper is a legendary mountain bike and the all-new 2019 models have some significant improvements over previous versions. What’s a bit confusing is that the new design actually comes in three...
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