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A Beer Worth Earning: Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter

A Beer Worth Earning: Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter

Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter Black Butte Porter is one beer that really needs no introduction. One of the original three beers Deschutes Brewery brewed when it started back in 1988, it’s become one of the most popular craft beers in the country. But did you know...
Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Rahlve’s Banzai Tour, VetFit, 39th Annual The Great Ski Race, Santa Cruz Paddle Festival, Run Rugged Trail Camp Banff Mountain Film Festival Feb. 20, 21, & 22, 2015 — Santa Cruz The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will...
Destination: Bear Valley

Destination: Bear Valley

A Sierra gem that keeps you coming back By Kristin Conard Between Tahoe and Yosemite on California State Route 4 is Bear Valley, a small and scenic destination with a rich history and year-round fun. Bear Valley is set in the midst of the central Sierra mountains,...
Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Ear to the Ground – February 2015

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell after free climbing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. Photo courtesy Patagonia. First free ascent of the Dawn Wall sent by Caldwell and Jorgeson Patagonia climbing ambassador Tommy Caldwell...
California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

Big taste that won’t slow you down Mavericks Rye Pale Ale, Tunnel Vision IPA and Belgian Style Wit (Paul Kirchner). Some breweries are launched in corporate boardrooms. Others originate from the backyards of home brewers. Mavericks Brewing in Half Moon Bay started...
EPiC: Saving the Solitude

EPiC: Saving the Solitude

Snowlands Network preserves human powered winter Snowmobile trespass. Photo by Jeff Erdoes. Imagine gliding through a serene Tahoe glade on a pair of cross country skis. Then imagine a line of snowmobiles blasting through the forest and shattering the peace. Sound...
Liquid Imagery: Darryl “Flea” Virostko

Liquid Imagery: Darryl “Flea” Virostko

Three time Mavericks comp winner helps those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction By Nelly Flea at The Ave (Nelly). I’ve known Flea for a long time. One of the hottest up-and-coming kids, he seemed to get really good really fast. I was amazed when he...
Athlete Profile: Sachi Cunningham

Athlete Profile: Sachi Cunningham

A life shaped by water Selfie (Sachi Cunningham). The name “Sachi” means happiness in Japanese. Water photographer, documentary filmmaker and Professor of Multimedia Journalism at San Francisco State University Sachi Cunningham is half Japanese with a sprinkling of...
Fat Bikes

Fat Bikes

The new winter adventure machine Words by Casey Coffman and photos by First Tracks Productions First Tracks Productions’ Anthony Cupaiuolo in the Lake Tahoe backcountry (David Braun, Go West Foto). Fat biking is one of the fastest growing segments in cycling,...
Going Solo

Going Solo

A solo ski tour provides a large dose of backcountry medicine Story and photos by Leonie Sherman Gazing east on the best breakfast ledge ever (Leonie Sherman). If you love the mountains you need a pair of skis. And if what you love about the mountains is the crystal...
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