Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground: Issue 99

Ear to the Ground: Issue 99

News and notes from the outdoor industry Rivers for Change: Source to Sea Learning Adventure Photo courtesy Rivers for Change In the face of current and future effects of climate change, providing enough clean water to support healthy communities will continue to be...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

News and notes from the outdoor industry Proposed Trails for Santa Cruz Santa Cruz is currently undergoing a master planning effort for its parks. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has been working closely with city parks and recreation staff on the plan. The...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 96

Ear to the Ground: Issue 96

News & Notes Climbing Pioneer Royal Robbins Dies at 82 Royal Robbins, legendary rock-climbing pioneer, died March 14 at the age of 82. As an early proponent of pitonless climbing, Royal was instrumental in inspiring a new generation of ethical, low-impact...
Ear to the Ground: Feb/March 2017

Ear to the Ground: Feb/March 2017

News and Notes Squaw Valley Ski Patroller Dies in Accident Joe Zuiches, a 42 year-old resident of Olympic Valley and a member of the Squaw Valley professional ski patrol since 2012, was killed in a fatal accident prior to regularly scheduled operations, during...
Ear to the Ground: Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

Ear to the Ground: Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

News & Notes Surf Dog Ricochet to Star in 3D IMAX Film Surfing dog Ricochet is one of five dogs who will be starring in the new 3D IMAX film Superpower Dogs, a family adventure film presented in association with the California Science Center being released...
Ear to the Ground: Oct/Nov 2016

Ear to the Ground: Oct/Nov 2016

Outdoor News and Notes Mountaineer Kim Schmitz Killed in Car Accident Kim Schmitz Jun 26, 1946 – Sep 19, 2016 • Photo: Kim in Nepal 1979 (John Roskelley). On September 19 legendary Yosemite climber and mountaineer Kim Schmitz died in a single car accident while...
Ear to the Ground Aug / Sept 2016

Ear to the Ground Aug / Sept 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Red Bull Heavy Water Kicks Off in San Francisco The Red Bull Heavy Water stand up paddleboard race is scheduled to take place in San Francisco in September. The exact date is TBD and depends on conditions. Requiring the...
Californians Climbing Kilimanjaro for Needy Kids

Californians Climbing Kilimanjaro for Needy Kids

Badjao Bridge Helps Kids in the Philippines Go to School by Meiling Zhang Unfortunately, not all children are fortunate enough to have access to free education like kids in the US. Castro Valley’s Dan Johanson was heartbroken by the poverty and lack of opportunities...
Ear to the Ground: June / July 2016

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region IMBA and STC Join Forces The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Sustainable Trails Coalition (STC) recently announced a partnership agreement that emphasizes the importance of a collective voice...
Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Wildflower Voted Top 10 Destination Race Photo: Kaori Photo. Tri-California Events has earned yet another title for their iconic Wildflower Triathlons. Complete Tri, a leading triathlon apparel website, recently listed...
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