Category: Issue 109

Outdoor Afro

Ten years ago, Outdoor Afro founder and CEO Rue Mapp noticed there weren’t a lot of people in the outdoors who looked like her. To find out if others shared her passion and ancestry, she started a blog. In the first few years she wrote over 500 posts about how to connect black kids to nature through leadership development. She started taking folks on hikes and organizing events. Her work was quickly recognized by leaders in the industry and she was invited to take part in a think tank that informed Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative.

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Stand Up or Sit Down

Whether you prefer to paddle securely seated in a kayak or favor the enhanced view and balance challenges while standing tall atop an SUP, or both, California offers an outstanding variety of world-class waterways to explore. 

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Gigi McBee

Based in Lotus near the American River, kayak and swift water rescue instructor Gigi McBee has been on a campaign to keep herself and other paddlers safe on the river for over 20 years. Through commitment and hard work she has become a role model and an inspiration, making many in the kayak community safer in whitewater.

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The Real Impact of Mountain Biking

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently released its Mountain Biking Impact Review, a comprehensive study that addresses the environmental and social impacts of mountain biking. We had some questions about the report and asked the organization’s executive director Matt De Young for answers.

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Weekend shoots with Megan and Steve, founders of the California Enduro Series for @adventuresportsjournal.

These two are all-star folks, super dedicated to the sport, the enduro community and just having a good time.
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Anneke Beerten has lived her life for the love of riding and her accomplishments are a testimony to the level of commitment and stoke she has for the sport. At the age of 39, she has spent her life competing and bestowing inspiration to all she meets. She had no intention of slowing down. So what happened? Find out, Link in bio! ...

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With a heavy snow fall in the sierras leaving feet of snow to play in, what adventure will you be choosing? Check out of friends at @bvadventure for some ideas 😍 ...

Happy New Year!!! We hope 2022 has a lot of adventures in store for you 🎉 ...

The winter storms that California has experienced this month have brought record breaking amounts of fresh snow which is fantastic for snow sport fanatics. Where will you enjoy the snow this season? Tell us in the comments 👇 ...

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! We hope that all the powder hounds are enjoying the fresh snow! Where are you skiing/boarding this season? Tell us in the comments ⬇️ ...

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Order by Dec. 23rd and have it by #Xmas with expedited shipping. Financing options are also available.
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The mountains are not JUST for pow days, you know! Rush Creek Lodge & Spa is a great gift to give a loved one this season. They will get: a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park — featuring Lodge Rooms, Suites and Hillside Villas, restaurant, tavern, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities, massage and wellness programs. For best rates and service, book direct online and receive two complimentary welcome drinks upon check-in. (209) 379-2373

Check out our gift guide for more experience-based ideas! 🎁
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The latest weather system brings us perfect ski/ride conditions this weekend. If you are headed to Tahoe, check out Diamond Peak Ski Resort. This community-owned ski resort has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe.

The whole mountain is open and they offer some great deals including their BYOP (Bring Your Other Pass) discount, beginner lift tickets, and interchangeable parent passes. Oh and kids under 6, and seniors 80+ ski for free. Click here for details https://bit.ly/3p6380c.

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