Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Dirtbags will rule the future I have been following the student led protests across the nation in response to the school shooting at Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th. What I am seeing is a shift in national consciousness being led by a group of...
Editor’s Note: Self Care

Editor’s Note: Self Care

The Power Within Photo: Nils Niswonger Running a small business as a married couple is not for the faint of heart. You have to constantly switch back and forth between family issues and business issues as seamlessly as possible, without getting caught up in any drama....
Editor’s Note: Issue 100

Editor’s Note: Issue 100

Gnarvana: 100 issues of Adventure Sports Journal Adventure Sports Journal was started in 2001 a couple of years after we got married. One hundred issues and many adventures later we now have three kids. Welcome to the 100th issue of Adventure Sports Journal. In 2001...
Editor’s Note: Fight Club

Editor’s Note: Fight Club

The power of no mind That day I realized I am a slave to a little black screen I carry in my pocket (Cathy Claesson). Lately I have been spending a great deal of time in the ocean, surfing with my middle son Lukas, who is thirteen. He is going through a phase where he...
Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

 Tales of entrepreneurship, adventure, family, happiness and power By Matt Niswonger On July ninth, over three thousand surfers took to the ocean in honor of Jack O’Neill, the founder of O’Neill wetsuits and apparel. This was by far the largest paddle out in history,...
Editor’s Note: Human Powered

Editor’s Note: Human Powered

Uniting the adventure tribes Campfire memories from Sea Otter, 2017. ASJ editor, Matt Niswonger on the plastic horn. ASJ has a very unique readership. For nearly sixteen years we have sought to appeal to the type of person who participates in a variety of human...
The Adventure Paradigm

The Adventure Paradigm

 How Royal Robbins changed America Royal Robbins high on El Capitan in Yosemite during the 1964 first ascent of the North American Wall. Photo: Tom Frost / Aurora Photos. When Royal Robbins died on March 14th it was a painful moment for the adventure community, and a...
Editor’s Note: The Carbon Cancer

Editor’s Note: The Carbon Cancer

Can we afford President Trump’s fossil fuel ambitions? Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA] ASJ co-founders Cathy Claesson and Matt Niswonger. After 16 years and 95 issues they are more committed to the adventure lifestyle than ever. In my last editor’s note I...
Editor’s Note: A Ripple in the Force

Editor’s Note: A Ripple in the Force

Our response to The Donald By Matt Niswonger Happiness is only found in the present moment. Good times mountain biking with the family in the Lost Sierra. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election it’s clear that California sees the world through a completely...
Editor’s Note: Trump Wins

Editor’s Note: Trump Wins

Now you will experience the true power of the dark side Editor’s Note Alternate for Issue #94 One of my favorite scenes in the Star Wars movies is the epic battle between Yoda and the evil emperor at the end of Episode III. Finally discovering that Emperor...
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