Tag Archives: issue 56

Tahoe Day Hike

Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay: 19 Miles of Forgivenes By Robert Frohlich There are times in every person’s life that demand a modest act of penance – like when you’ve been ill tempered to your sweetie, or been busted pretending to know the difference between trout flies or climbing copperheads. When you’ve behaved badly a Continue Reading »

Long May He Run

The Himalayan Quests of Dr. Bill Andrews Reno geneticist/ultra-runner preps for 135-mile race in the Himalayas while he pursues lifetime goal to find a “cure for aging” By Pete Gauvin Audacious. Improbable. Mind boggling. Ludicrous. These are words that come to mind when you first hear of Dr. Bill Andrews’ personal and professional goals. And Continue Reading »

The Big Ideas

11 Solutions That Could Actually Save the Planet By Will Harlan and Graham Averill The editors of Blue Ridge Outdoors, our sister magazine in the Southeast, asked Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, CEOs, and leading environmental experts: What is the single most important change needed to protect the planet and its people? Here are their 11 insightful, Continue Reading »

It’s Not Sailing, It’s Flying

A windsurfing convert gets his first lessons in kiteboarding Story and photos by Craig Dostie If windsurfing is like sailing, then kiteboarding is like flying. Who can say they’ve never shared the dreams of Iccarus? To be sure, it isn’t really flying, but after finally taking lessons from Bruce Sheldon I found out in short Continue Reading »

Sierra Adventure Rides

Three All-Day MTB Epics from Bishop to Tahoe Story and photos by Seth Lightcap Though the dirt is decent and the rocks are wicked fun, one of the best things about mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada is the fact that there is a trail for any occasion. Whether you only have an hour to Continue Reading »

Tom Stienstra: Ambassador to the Outdoors

Iconic columnist and guidebook author has shared his adventures in California and the West for 30 years By Pete Gauvin In 1978, as a young sportswriter for the Peninsula Times Tribune, Tom Stienstra was covering an Oakland Raiders’ game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, when a life-changing epiphany seemingly fell out of Continue Reading »

Growing Green on the Eastside

In the land of little rain and scrubby sagebrush, a climber morphs into gardener to find some roots By Bruce Willey June, the finest month of all, the earth in full tilt soak of the sun. Late afternoon light spills over the Sierra Crest and under the lenticular clouds. I’m sitting under an unknown grape, Continue Reading »