EPiC

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wildlands Alliance protects national forests for quiet winter recreation By Leonie Sherman Winter Wildlands Alliance ambassador Caroline Gleich under her own power. Photo: Kt Miller. California is ground zero for a process called Winter Travel Planning, which...
The Courage Project

The Courage Project

Helping kids deal with mental health issues one adventure at a time By Leonie Sherman Taking the leap at the Tahoe City SUP event (Daphne Hougard Photography). LIKE MOST OF US, RENO-BASED CLINICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST Dr. Brie Moore gets her juice from...
Channel Islands Restoration

Channel Islands Restoration

Saving the world one weed at a time Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy of CIR Inspiration Point, one of the most iconic vistas in Channel Islands National Park. EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, TWO GUYS WITH CHAINSAWS and big hearts started cutting down invasive eucalyptus...
Protect American River Canyons

Protect American River Canyons

A river runs through it Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy of PARC The legendary Windy Point Meadow on the North Fork American River (Gary Hughes). AT THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS, in the heart of Gold Country, Auburn State Recreation Area protects 48...
Friends of the Inyo

Friends of the Inyo

Advocating for and protecting California’s iconic wild lands By Leonie Sherman Sunset on Centennial Flat (Joanne Hihn). If the Eastern Sierra is California’s playground, then the non-profit group Friends of the Inyo (FOI) is playground monitor, custodian and the...
EPiC: Saving Lives

EPiC: Saving Lives

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center teaches skills and vigilance By Leonie Sherman Josh Feinberg, one of ESAC’s three forecasters, tests the sensitivity of a recently deposited snow layer with an Extended Column Test (ESAC). Veteran ski patroller Josh Feinberg didn’t...
Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta

Opposing Governor Jerry Brown’s tunnels to protect California’s largest estuary Words by Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy of Restore the Delta When Governor Jerry Brown announced his support of Water Fix, the plan to build two 30-mile long tunnels beneath the...
After the Fire

After the Fire

Ventana Wilderness Alliance continues to educate and advocate after the devastating Soberanes Fire By Leonie Sherman VWA Trail Crew volunteers donate thousands of hours each year improving access in the Big Sur backcountry (Jean LeBlanc). In 1998, five dudes got...
Weed’s Water War

Weed’s Water War

How residents of a small town at the foot of Mt. Shasta are fighting back against the bottled water industry By Leonie Sherman Mount Shasta from Weed’s Lake Street (Michael Yates). For 107 years, residents of Weed, California, a picturesque hamlet nestled against the...
EPiC: Born to Be Wild

EPiC: Born to Be Wild

The story of the Wildlands Conservancy By Leonie Sherman TWC trails are popular destinations for dog lovers, like this visitor to Wind Wolves Preserve (Dan York/TWC). Twenty years ago an anonymous investor decided to give away his money. He donated almost a billion...
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