Month: October 2009

Make the Most of the Snow Season

So you can’t afford to spend a week with Mike and the folks at Wiegele Heliskiing? Can’t even afford a season pass and the airfare for Whistler-Blackcomb? That’s OK. Even a budget skier can find some ways to make the most of this snow season.

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2004/2005 Resort Guide

A big mountain without the attitude, Alpine Meadows offers a tremendous variety of terrain and exposures over 2,000 acres, including six bowls, steep chutes, gentle glades and corduroy cruisers. New this year is a 600-foot long superpipe and terrain park.

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Technique Clinic: Winter Mountain Bike Maintenance

Mountain biking is a great way to beat stress and stay in shape. However, many riders shamefully store their ride for the winter even though winter in California offers some of the best, dirtiest riding of the year. It just takes a little more care and preparation to get the most out of the rainy season. Proper preparation means having the right gear and taking care of your other half in the sport--your bike.

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LEGENDS

Fifty years ago, the world was a harsher, more primitive place—at least in terms of adventure sports. Think for a moment about a little route on El Capitan in Yosemite called The Nose. Its slick granite face was difficult for a team of climbers to ascend after weeks of dangerous toil, let alone all-free and in a day. Meanwhile, bicycles of the time didn’t boast suspension forks or disc brakes and surfers couldn’t stay in Northern California waters for longer than a half hour without turning blue. Skiing was still a ballet-like sport best done in stretchy woolens and leather boots, and no one even considered running a marathon, swimming 2.4 miles, and biking 112 miles consecutively while wearing a Speedo.

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Adventure Racing: The Big Blue Series

Team ASJ entered the extremely rugged Big Blue series of adventure races as a three person co-ed team. The following are the results from the first three races of the series, with the Tahoe Big Blue finale coming on September 11

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Ray Jardine and the Revolution of Lightweight Wilderness Travel

Ten years ago, Ray and Jenny Jardine hiked the entire 2,700-mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail in only three months and four days with packs averaging less than nine pounds. Their 1994 trip was their third PCT thru-hike since 1987 and followed summer treks on the other two legs of what he referred to as the “Triple Crown” of long-distance hiking – the Continental Divide and Appalachian trails.

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