Ear to the Ground

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...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 103

Ear to the Ground: Issue 103

News & notes from the outdoor industry Southern California’s Big Rock Re-Opens to Climbing Photo: Suzanne Steiner After being closed to climbing for nearly four years, Big Rock at Lake Perris State Park is again open. Southern California climbers have visited the...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

News and notes from the outdoor industry Photo: Dean Fidelman Collection Legendary Climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell Dies after Illness The legendary Yosemite climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell died in Palm Springs on February 16. He will be remembered for his...
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...
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...
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