Everything that’s old is new again. The telemark turn, the first technique relied on to change course while careening down a hill on a pair of wooden planks, has come a long way since Norwegian Sondre Nordheim popularized the method at a ski jumping competition in 1868.
Somewhere in the last 50 years of ski history the term “cross-country skiing” has become a bit of a misnomer. Originally defined as an efficient means of moving across untracked expanses of snowy wilderness, a vast majority of today’s cross-country ski enthusiasts now rarely leave the confines of a groomed trail.
Most people have put away their hiking boots by this time of year and will forget about them until fair weather returns. But for those willing to put slick sole to muddy trail year-round, the area around the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur offers spectacular winter hiking. Free from the fog apron and camera-toting hordes that descend every summer, the famous coastline in the winter offers 400 miles of trail, boundless solitude and equally unimpeded views.
Adventure races are also such a HUGE undertaking that someone entering one might think, “Am I ready? Did I train enough? Did I forget something?” I remember one race in particular, my very first Eco Challenge and only my second race ever. It was probably the most unprepared and frightened I have felt in my whole life. A 24-hour race seemed like an eternity to me. My background was cross country running in high school and college where the two and three mile races seemed long. Most of my fear was due to lack of experience and knowledge. I really had no idea what I was getting in to. I had done one 24 hour race that happened to be an Eco Challenge qualifier. I was like a deer caught in the headlights the whole way. We won the race, nonetheless, and were invited to Australia.
America’s Outdoor Recreation Act Gets Reintroduced in the Senate
Senator Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Barrasso (R-WY) reintroduced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA), a package of policy that aims to improve outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters.
If you care about the outdoors and want to see it protected, enhanced, and expanded, your voice is extremely valuable.
Please send a letter to your lawmakers to support America's Outdoor Recreation Act.
👆🏽Click the link 🔗 in our bio to learn more. ⬆️
📸 Leslie Kehmeier, Bureau of Land Management lands
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Happy International Women's Day! We are so thankful for the inspirational women we have been able to cover over the years.
Our current issue features an article on @shawn_cheshire, an EMT and Army veteran who got knocked down while attending to a combative patient. Over the next two years, the resulting brain injury left her completely blind.
She tried to kill herself twice in those first dark years. Now she's trying to climb Everest and Lhotse back to back.
⬆️ Click the link 🔗 in our bio to read her inspiring story.
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🎿The sport of SkiMo racing – aka Ski Mountaineering – has been growing at exponential rates as people discover the joy of human-powered uphill ascents in a resort setting. And few mountains offer as scenic a backdrop for a SkiMo race as @DiamondPeak, which features panoramic Lake Tahoe views from both courses.
⬆️See link 🔗in bio for more info.
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From elite athlete to emaciated anorexic, Ryan Althaus @mangoryan shares his experience with athletically induced anorexia, an illness common in the endurance sports community. 🏃♂️
Today kicks off National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Read Ryan’s article (🔗 in our bio) to become better informed about this deep-rooted addiction that’s tied to the pursuit of “runner’s high.”
#NationalEatingDisordersAwarenessWeek #AthleticismAndAddiction #Outdoors #Nature #RyanAlthaus #MindfullMovement #AnorexiaAthletica #Anorexia #EliteAthlete
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For our current issue’s Earn Your Beer article, columnist James Murren takes us on a no-agenda, no-plan snow bike ride outside of Yosemite’s south gate in Sierra National Forest.
After “earning his beer” fat biking through a winter wonderland, James enjoyed a can of Citra Dreampint by @newglorybrewery, a hazy offering, followed up with New Glory’s Gummy Worms, a “chewy pale ale.” 🍺
Read about the earning and the beer at the link in our bio 🔗
How do YOU “earn your beer” or other treat? We’d love to hear about your adventures and favorite rewards!
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The Great Ski Race @thegreatskirace is not only a cross-country ski race – it’s a cherished celebration deeply rooted in the Tahoe area, and the main fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue (TNSAR) @tahoenordicsar. ❄️
This year, The Great Ski Race is set to run on Sunday, March 5, and on-line registration is available until March 2. The challenging 26k loop course starts and ends at Tahoe XC in Tahoe City, and post-race festivities include hot food, live music, and prizes galore. 🥇
Learn all about this long-running renowned event and its worthy cause in Laura Read’s @readwriteshoot article, featuring photos by Troy Corliss @troy5830, in our current issue. 🔗 Link in bio! 🔗
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“From the very beginning, ASJ was intended to be a space where people could be authentic about their adventures. We only sought the truth in our pages. Twenty years later we are still seeking the truth about why we test ourselves in magical landscapes. Not to seek danger for danger’s sake, but because we know that without challenge and a measured dose of risk we can’t evolve and progress as human beings.” 🗻
Welcome to ASJ Editor-in-Chief Matt Niswonger ’s latest message in Issue #127 (read it in full at the 🔗 in our bio). We invite you to pick up a copy and find the inspiration to push past your own physical and emotional comfort zones! 💓
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Calling all artists! 😍 👩🎨#repost @yosemiteclimbingassociation
We’re still looking for 2023 Facelift Art. It can be either landscape or portrait. Strong preference taken to graphic art and line art. Artwork will be on t-shirts, water bottles, our website and more.
Send art to: email@example.com
with “Facelift 2023 Art Submission” in the subject area
before March 6th
Looking to get after some sweet vert on your skis or snowboard? Or perhaps hitting the trails on cross country skis or snowshoes is your jam? ❄️ 🎿
Either way, be sure to check out our Resort Roundup (at the 🔗 in our bio) which shouts out California’s best resorts for winter fun – many of which have unveiled new runs and equipment this season!
Introduction by Anthea Raymond @lariverbeach
We love being a free resource for the California outdoor community. Consider helping us continue our work AND get the chance to WIN a @girosnow Tor or Tenaya Spherical helmet along with a pair of Giro X Fender Axis goggles (total value $440). 🏂🏿 ⛷️
Simply become an ASJ member by 1/24/23 and we’ll enter you into this snow-much-fun drawing. Plus, as an ASJ members you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes throughout the year!
Become a member at the link in our bio!
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2022 was a rough year for our long-time contributor @chrisvanleuven. On the heels of a bike crash injury, his hair started falling out in clumps due to an undiagnosed health condition. Then the unthinkable happened, when his house and most of his belongings burned down in Mariposa County’s Oak Fire.
In an article in our latest issue, Chris recounts how he was able to “fill his cup” with climbing, biking and writing through those tough times — and found himself happy to be “alive and thriving” in the Sierra foothills. 🧗 🚵 💻 💖
Read Chris' story at the 🔗 in our bio.
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Roy Tuscany suffered a spinal injury in 2006. After his recovery he founded @hi5sfoundation, a non-profit that has helped hundreds of injured athletes and veterans from across the country.
“The massive thing I’ve recognized through this work is that sports are a byproduct of community,” Tuscany explains. “We know that if we can get people back to sport, we can use sport as a vehicle to get them back to community and social interaction. We use sport as a way to integrate people back into … people.”
📖Pick up a copy of our latest issue to enjoy the article in our large print format or click the 🔗 in our bio to read more here. ⬆️
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