Kayaking

Stand Up or Sit Down

Stand Up or Sit Down

A Paddler’s Guide to California Classics By Roger Schumann Whether you prefer to paddle securely seated in a kayak or favor the enhanced view and balance challenges while standing tall atop an SUP, or both, California offers an outstanding variety of world-class...
Gigi McBee

Gigi McBee

Crusading for whitewater safety By Deanna Kerr • Photos by Jason Bates Based in Lotus near the American River, kayak and swift water rescue instructor Gigi McBee has been on a campaign to keep herself and other paddlers safe on the river for over 20 years. Through...
Paddle to Monterey

Paddle to Monterey

A 50th birthday adventure By Micah Posner I was out on my stand-up paddle board near the one-mile buoy in Santa Cruz, thinking about how to ‘celebrate’ turning 50. Suddenly, the light changed and the mountains behind Monterey appeared. “I should paddle to Monterey,” I...
Best of the Fests 2019

Best of the Fests 2019

Here comes festival season! There’s something for everyone, from gatherings for beer lovers to music fests to celebrations of the myriad of human-powered summer sports. If you know of a festival not on this list, let us know and we’ll add it! ASJ partners are...
Eppie’s Great Race is Resurrected as the Great American Triathlon

Eppie’s Great Race is Resurrected as the Great American Triathlon

The World’s Oldest Triathlon may have ended with the 45th running of Eppie’s Great Race, but the tradition of a summertime triathlon on the American River Parkway will continue this July 20th with the inaugural Great American Triathlon. Sponsored by Innovations Health...
Gear We Love: Issue 107

Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit with Heat Shield Imagine being able to set up a fire pit anywhere in less than a minute. That’s the cool thing about the Pop Up Fire Pit from Fireside Outdoor: it packs into a small bag and sets up...
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Santa Cruz 2019

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Santa Cruz 2019

February 21 – 24, 2019 • Santa Cruz, CA recreation.ucsc.edu Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February...
Gift Giving Guide 2018

Gift Giving Guide 2018

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season Check out the stellar gift ideas below that are sure to be big hits with the adventure enthusiasts on your list. PLUS enter win sweet stash from many of these companies! Learn more here:...
That Kick-Ass Little Old Lady

That Kick-Ass Little Old Lady

Joanne Schwartz’s lifetime of adventure By Leonie Sherman Four foot ten with sparkling eyes and an effervescent smile, Joanne Schwartz was the first person to leave the campground every morning and the last person to return. While I was sitting on a deserted beach...
Paddling My Own Canoe

Paddling My Own Canoe

A peek into the life of an extraordinary adventurer By Haven Livingston IN A TIME WHEN PEOPLE HAVE TRADED backpacks for glamping trailers, binoculars for cell phones and true grit for social media opportunities, we need Audrey Sutherland’s motto more than ever: “Go...