Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground: Issue 108

Ear to the Ground: Issue 108

News & notes from the outdoor industry Mt. Shasta trail access to expand Forty-five miles of new trail is in the works for the Shasta Trinity National Forest. A collaboration between MSMBA (Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association), the US Forest Service, and Mount...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

News & notes from the outdoor industry Bianca Valenti makes 2018 “Most Accomplished Athletes” list Outside Magazine has named San Francisco based big wave surfer Bianca Valenti one of 2018’s most accomplished athletes. Other outdoor athletes recognized...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 105

Ear to the Ground: Issue 105

News and notes from the outdoor industry Climbing Legends Tom Frost and Jeff Lowe Die on Same Day August 24 was a fateful day for the climbing community as both Tom Frost and Jeff Lowe passed into legend. Frost was 82 when he lost his short battle with cancer at a...
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 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 area since the 1950s,...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

Ear to the Ground: Issue 102

News and notes from the outdoor industry 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 contributions to not only Yosemite climbing...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 101

Ear to the Ground: Issue 101

News and notes from the outdoor industry Warren Miller’s Legacy The adventure world has lost one of its original patriarchs. On January 24th Warren Miller passed peacefully into legend at the age of 93. Like Jack O’Neill’s contribution to the sport of surfing, Warren...
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 In the face of current and future effects of climate change, providing enough clean water to support healthy communities will continue to be one of the most pressing...
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...