Tag Archives: March/April 2010

Caffeine: The Legal Performance Enhancer?

By Linda Lindsay The International Olympic Committee maintains a long and thorough list of substances banned for athletic use. But in 2004, they removed the psychoactive, performance-enhancing drug known as 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine from the list. The IOC wasn’t crazy; they just realized that the drug, commonly known as caffeine, had become a ubiquitous part of everyday Continue Reading »

After the Plows, Before the Crowds

Each spring for a few days cyclists can ride Tioga Pass, sans autos, into Yosemite’s still snowbound high country Story and photos by Matt Johanson Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet and deserted, richly rewards hardy trekkers who labor to reach it in winter. Though there’s also much to like about the easy access mountain Continue Reading »

Seeking Mojo at Glacier Point

Can a winter ski trip to “the edge of the world” reinvigorate a cancer-weary spirit? By Robert Frohlich You start out striding on groomed track from Yosemite’s Badger Pass towards Glacier Point, watching the world recede, thinking how appropriate it is after a year of heartache and turmoil to be soaking in only evanescent vignettes Continue Reading »