Category: Issue 108

Growing Wild

The connection between nature and humans has never been so fraught or frail. With rapid technological wonders vying for our attention spans, the weedy wonders of nature have, for many, fallen by the wayside. And there’s a name for it: nature-deficit disorder. 

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Big Flow

Believe or not, there might just be more than 300 individual, wholly runnable sections of whitewater in the state; some of them magazine-cover, pool-drop classics the likes of which are found in few places anywhere in the world.

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Rolling Lonesome

The first time I drove Highway 50 through Nevada was in January almost a decade ago. The mercury hovered at 18 below. I think we saw four other cars in seven hours. We stopped to gawk at hundred mile vistas of open rangeland and snow-capped peaks without even bothering to pull over.

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Mr. Toads

There is a trail in the Sierra Nevada that winds its way through mountainous areas on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe. Just over five miles long, the narrow trail meanders through some beautiful terrain with rocks the size of grizzlies and forests of pine trees with crooked postures

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After a two-year pandemic hiatus, festivals are back! ⁠

Pick up a copy of our latest issue or check the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to see our 2022 Festival Guide. ⁠

📷 Vivian Lee / Joshua Tree Music Festival⁠

#musicfestivals #festivals #bestofthefests
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“Once people found out there was some idiot out there willing to capture donkeys, they called and called and called. I actually lived apart from my wife for two years.” — Mark Meyers⁠

Mark and Amy Meyers of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue have been saving wild donkeys for over 25 years. ⁠

Learn more via the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.⁠

Pictured here are wild donkeys in the Saline Valley of Death Valley National Park. 📷 Mark Meyers Photography⁠

@donkeyrescue #wilddonkeys #peacefulvalleydonkeyrescue
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Hunting for sea Glass. ⁠

California has some amazing sea glass beaches and winter/spring is the season for hunting. ⁠

Check out the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to get some tips from ASJ contributor and author of the book Santa Cruz Sea Glass, Krista (Hammond) Houghton. ⁠

📷 @wavehuntress1
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Happy Earth Day! ⁠

Going Paperless? A few thoughts on the environmental impact of printed magazines in a digital world. ⁠

Check the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to read more. ⁠

#earthday #traditionalmedia #printisnotdead #myasj

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Lost & Found — A beautiful day on the bike and all for a good cause. ⁠

Registration is open for the 100, 60 & 35 mile ride options. Or just bring some friends and come to the Lost Sierra for the weekend and enjoy good food, craft beer, live music and camping. ⁠
🍔🍉🍺🎶🚴🏻‍♀️🏕️🌻⁠

Learn more about the @lostandfoundbikeride and Connected Communities via the 🔗 in our bio. ⬆️
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Our annual festival guide is hitting the streets. Woohoo! Grab your copy at over 1000 distribution spots throughout California and Nevada. ⁠

We are excited about this illustrated cover by Kevin Howdeshell of @thebraveunion. He put together a montage of elements from this issue that captures the spirit of festival season and the hard work of our editors. Tag us in your photos when you grab your copy!
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Less than two hours from San Francisco, Sonoma County’s riding is world-class. Routes range from rocky dirt roads and #singletrack to deserted stretches of swooping asphalt that feature soaring sea views, misty stands of #redwoods and miles with barely a car in sight. Names like King Ridge and Fort Ross appear regularly on lists of the world’s best cycling routes, not to mention the incredible off-road riding that hides inland or the gorgeous stretch of coastal Highway 1 that runs from #Gualala to Bodega Bay.⁠

Read all about it on the website! 🔗 Link in bio
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Ahoy sailors! Have you signed up for the @summersailstice ? It’s a great way to spend the Summer Solstice 🌞⛵️ ...

General registration for @ca_enduro opens TONIGHT (Sunday March 20) at 8pm PST for Round 3 - China Peak Enduro (Race Day June 25) and Round 4 - Mt. Shasta Enduro (Race Days July 30-31)!

Register for your CES Rider ID: race.californiaenduro.com.

More info about the 2022 CES schedule: californiaenduroseries.com/2022-race-season-update/

Photo: @bixxel.media

@skichinapeak / @mtshastaskipark #embraceyourinnermountain / @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_mtb #iamspecialized
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March 1906 “Snow Shoe” races at La Porte, CA. Photo: Plumas County Museum, Quincy⁠

Want to learn more about those super long skis? Check out the link in our bio!
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We are loving this shot by @nellysmagicmoments of his buddy @danishanderson 🏄 ...

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