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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...
Ear to the Ground: February / March 2016

Ear to the Ground: February / March 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Photo courtesy United States Forest Service (USFS). USFS to Plant Trees in Rim Fire Burn Area The US Forest Service is enlisting the help of all available stakeholders and members of the public to help plant 90,000...
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Californians optimistic for a white winter Photo “Look ma! First snow!” A backcountry skier takes advantage of early snow dumps, with plenty more forecast to come. (Photo courtesy Bear Valley Ski Resort). With a good...
Ear to the Ground: Oct / Nov 2015

Ear to the Ground: Oct / Nov 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Outdoor community loses two beloved members Bela Vadasz on Mt. Huntington. Respected ski and climbing guide Bela Vadasz, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 62 in a medical procedure on September 15. Vadasz founded...
Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Ear to the Ground: August / September 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region USA Cycling MTB Championships Enduro Pro Women podium. 1st (Gold) Jill Kintner, 2nd (Silver) Georgia Gould, 3rd (Bronze) Lauren Gregg, 4th Rachel Throop, 5th Amy Rambacher (Pierce Moran). Jill Kintner sweeps gravity...
Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Ear to the Ground: June / July 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region mikeyschaeferphotography.com Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident in Yosemite Legendary climber Dean Potter and his friend Graham Hunt died May 16 in a wingsuit jump accident at Yosemite National Park. The...
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