Category: Issue 94

Editor’s Note: A Ripple in the Force

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election it’s clear that California sees the world through a completely different lens than the rest of America. By a huge margin, we rejected Donald Trump and his pessimistic worldview. No hard feelings America, but we are headed in a completely different direction.

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A Beer Worth Earning

Ice cream and beer is an unlikely combination, but New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream pull it off with their winter release of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale. They’re partnering with Protect our Winters (POW), an outdoor sports organization devoted to raising awareness for climate change.

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Freedom Runners of Standing Rock

It’s a long drive from Santa Cruz to North Dakota, but we only stopped for food, gas and sleep on our 1600 mile journey. We were eager to join thousands of people gathered on the banks of the Missouri River, half a mile north of the Standing Rock Reservation, to protect drinking water and indigenous sovereignty. Due to a militarized road block we couldn’t even find the camp.

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Climbing in a Winter Wonderland

For California climbers the intersection of the Owens Valley, the Great Basin and the Mojave desert form a dramatic paradise of stone. whether you want to boulder, clip bolts or belay from your bumper, you can scratch that itch on the quartz monzonite and volcanic tuff between the friendly towns of Bishop and Lone Pine.

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Yoga for Cyclists

If you are an avid cyclist, you and your body are well aware that long hours in the saddle lead to tightness and soreness. Of course cycling is great for your health, but staying in the same position for hours on end and practicing the repetitive motion of pedaling can also have adverse effects on your body, like creating tight hamstrings that can pull hips out of alignment.

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Our recent article with Michael Allen is up! Featuring his new film A Long Road To Tao, that's being featured in the Las Cruces International Film Festival this spring along with his work as a fine art surf and wave photographer 🌊🎥⁠

Check out Michael's work at the link in our bio 🔗⁠

Written by contributing writer @ellasuring
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When it’s not raining, Castle Rock State Park offers amazing hiking and rock climbing just under an hour away from Santa Cruz! 🌲🥾

And when it is raining, you can still get out there and have some adventures! 🌧️

We went out last weekend in a break from the rain and sent some climbs at Indian Rock 🧗🏽

Just remember to bring water, snacks, warm clothes, and plan beforehand as there is no cell service there, adventure on!

#rockclimbing #adventuresports #outdoor
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Can anyone guess where this iconic Redwood Tree ring is in Santa Cruz? 🌲The canopies of redwood trees support entire ecosystems of wildlife, insects, plants, and they even create soil up there from decomposing leaves 🍂. Next time you go mountain biking, running, or hiking, take a glance up and wonder at the marvels towering above you! #hiking #santacruz #adventuresportsjournal ...

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