Tag Archives: issue #36

Fickle Trickle

With less than half the average snowpack in the Sierra, boaters are expecting short seasons on most of the state’s rivers. But there’s no reason to put away your skirt and paddle early. While May and early June will present the widest range of options for roaming boaters, with good planning you can find whitewater playtime all summer long.

Positively Path-ological

Trail running is an equal opportunity sport. It doesn’t require much money or skill, and everyone can break a personal record of some sort. That is, if you bother to be competitive at all, because you certainly don’t have to. You can run for purely therapeutic rewards.

Dave Johnston carving in the finals at the Portugal

Profile: Big Wave Dave WORLD CUP: 21st Annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival March 16-18, Steamer Lane World Champ Looks to Add to His Portugal Victory on Home Surf Name: Dave Johnston Age: 44 Home surf: Santa Cruz Occupation: Kayak instructor, outfitter and Sherpa Career Highlights: 2006 World Cup Champion, Portugal 1999 World Champion, Brazil Continue Reading »

Move Your Body for Somebody

Maybe you’re looking for a way to step up your training goals. Maybe you want to do something tangible for a cause that has struck a chord in you. Maybe you want to train with a new group of people or try a totally new activity.

Whatever the reason, participating in an event for a cause greater than your own performance can be a remarkably powerful and satisfying experience. Even traditionally singular sports such as running and cycling can take on a whole new tenor when everyone has a bigger goal in mind.

A Wimp’s Guide to Adventure Travel

Peruvian Cross Country Champion Ruso Covarubias is used to vertiginous Andean singletrack. By Christa Fraser / Photo: Steve Ripley Peak-bagging Kilimanjaro. Rafting the Futaleufu. Mountain biking Whistler. Heli-skiing Alaska … I have my dream list of adventure travel trips although each intimidates me for one reason or another. For one, I am built like a Continue Reading »