Island Life

Island Life

Appreciating the timeless rhythm of the tides, sun and wind in the Channel Islands By Leonie Sherman Slack-lining and ukulele in a wind shelter at Water Canyon campground (Joanne Schwartz). THE ENGINE GROANED AND THICK CURTAINS OF WHITE FOAM parted in twin waves as...
West Coast Board Riders Club

West Coast Board Riders Club

Turning the tide from aggressive localism to hometown pride By Haven Livingston • Photos by Ron Lyon Rob Machado surfing in a club competition (Encinitas Board Riders). A GROWING MOVEMENT OF SURF CLUBS on the left coast are trying to turn the tide from aggressive...
An Interview with Alex Honnold, Star of “Free Solo”

An Interview with Alex Honnold, Star of “Free Solo”

Prepare to be blown away by the greatest climbing film ever made By Chris Van Leuven Honnold training in Yosemite with Yosemite Falls in the background (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin). ASJ CAUGHT UP WITH THE WORLD’S GREATEST FREE SOLOIST Alex Honnold, 33, while...
Gear We Love: Issue 105

Gear We Love: Issue 105

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Paria Tri-Fold Carbon Cork Trekking Poles If you’re looking for a set of lightweight carbon trekking poles at an affordable price, look no further. Paria’s Tri-Fold Carbon Cork trekking poles combine several outstanding benefits...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 105

Ear to the Ground: Issue 105

News and notes from the outdoor industry Climbing Legends Tom Frost and Jeff Lowe Die on Same Day Photo of Jeff Lowe on Ama Dablam in 1979 taken by Tom Frost. August 24 was a fateful day for the climbing community as both Tom Frost and Jeff Lowe passed into legend....
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) Launches Trail Academy

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) Launches Trail Academy

Free educational program offers classes for all trail users covering all aspects of trail-building Photo: Josh Sawyer TRAIL ADVOCACY AND STEWARDSHIP ORGANIZATION Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently launched a brand new program called Trail Academy. Trail...
TOMS and So iLL Team Up with 1Climb to Get Kids Climbing

TOMS and So iLL Team Up with 1Climb to Get Kids Climbing

Climbing-inspired product collaboration benefits non-profit efforts of 1Climb TOMS, THE ONE FOR ONE® SHOES AND ACCESSORIES COMPANY, and So iLL, makers of environmentally conscious and stylish climbing equipment, launched a joint climbing-inspired product initiative to...
REI Continues Support of National Scenic Trails

REI Continues Support of National Scenic Trails

Outdoor gear and clothing co-op invests nearly $645,000 in 2018; funds to support nonprofits that lead trail maintenance and restoration efforts Pacific Crest Trail. Photo: Karolina Wallberg IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF NATIONAL SCENIC TRAILS, REI Co-op is investing...
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