Tag: Doug Robinson

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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Buttermilk, Sweet and Sour

For a while I fancied that I had invented the Buttermilk. After all, in 1969 I made the first ascent of the biggest boulder by roping up, placing two or three nuts, and even sinking a couple of bolts to protect the 5.8 crux, which edged out above the lip of an overhang.

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Royal Robbins

A black Land Rover seemed to glide up the dirt road. We were pulling ropes out of cars and packing lunches; in the mid-1990s my climbing students were jazzed to be at Wamello Dome, a little-known destination of superb granite up an obscure logging road halfway between Yosemite and Fresno.

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Doug Robinson and the Extreme Bohemians

In March of 1970 Doug Robinson skied the entire John Muir Trail from Whitney Portal to Yosemite. His partner for this adventure was Carl “Peanut” McCoy, former downhill ski racer and son of the Mammoth Mountain McCoys, builders of the well-known ski resort. Spending weeks unsupported in the winter wilderness was a radical undertaking, but for Doug the journey was a natural progression. Increasingly Doug was pursuing a lifestyle of full time, hardcore adventure in the Sierra.

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Like Surfers Gone Alpine

“What is alpinism, anyway?” Terry Kearney was starting to rave as we burned through the last of our fuel. It was the morning after our second bivy. The sun played coy with our perch on the north face of Birch Mountain, in the outer orbit of the Palisades. “Is it all speed-aided 72-hour push up some heinous M8 wall? Is it just Steve House and the latest mad Hungarian? I love reading about that stuff, but I’ll never touch it. Maybe it’s more like two old men sharing one Ramen and no coffee for breakfast.”

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Please support our partners this holiday season. ASJ is only possible with their support. Here is an idea from @bvadventure!⁠

🎁 Give the gift of adventure with a Bear Valley Adventure Company gift certificate.⁠

☃️ Year-round recreation abounds with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and tubing in the winter.⁠

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🎄 Gift cards are available and make great stocking stuffers for your special adventurous person.⁠

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🎁 As we count down to Christmas, consider giving the gift of a @costanoalodge getaway.⁠

🌎️This eco-adventure resort along the California coast invites guests to discover the pace of nature. ⁠

🛌 Accommodations range from scenic RV campgrounds and bungalow tents, to rustic cabins and luxury suites. ⁠

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🎁 Give the Gift of a Getaway at @yosemite_rushcreek⁠

🌲 Give the experience of a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park. Rush Creek Lodge accommodations include lodge rooms, suites and hillside villas, The resort also includes a restaurant, tavern, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities, massage and wellness programs. ⁠

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🎁 This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to the folks building the longest mountain bike trail in the world. It’s called Orogenesis, and it stretches from Canada to Cabo. ⁠

🚵‍♀️ The trail is 95% complete and there are a few rough spots in the middle (to put it lightly!). It will cost $5 per foot to complete and they could use your help. ⁠

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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! We have news and updates about our latest issue that is hitting the streets, but the most important thing to do today is to vote. So please, if you haven’t already … please vote. Find candidates who will fight for our democracy and protect our planet. 🌎

📸 Melissa Askew
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The Upper Tyrolian Trail, North Lake Tahoe’s newest single track mountain bike trail is now open above Incline Village, Nevada. ⁠

Spearheded by the @tambatahoe (TAMBA) with a $60,000 grant from the @tahoefund, the trail was built in collaboration with the @u.s.forestservice and @sensusradtrails, a trail building nonprofit by local freeride mountain bike athlete @camzink.⁠

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📸 Courtesy of TAMBA⁠

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Please help save Yosemite’s Camp 4. ⁠

Yosemite Valley is the center of the universe for rock climbers. From Royal Robbins to Yvon Chouinard to Lynn Hill to Tommy Caldwell to Alex Honnold to countless others—the history of our sport is etched on the walls of Yosemite.⁠

Unfortunately, under Yosemite’s current 100% digital reservation system, all the campsites in Yosemite Valley are continually booked many months in advance during the climbing season. A relatively small number of tech-savvy tourists book all the campsites and climbers get almost nothing. Climbers are forced to sleep hours away or pay for expensive lodging in the Valley. This makes it nearly impossible for us to follow in the footsteps of our heroes.⁠

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#SaveCamp4 #Camp4 #AccessForAll #ClimbersCamp #WalkInCampsites #Yosemite #NationalParks #Petition #AdventureSportsJounral #MyASJ
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The 10th Annual season of the @ca_enduro is a wrap! A little late getting this posted, but it still worth a click over to the 🔗 in our bio to get a recap of the season finale that took place in Ashland and check out the awesome images by @bixxel.media⁠

📸 Janea Perry, Pro Women 2nd place
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Last night we were excited to hear NPR's coverage of the Minden siren. For those who don't know, this is the last sundown siren in America and Adventure Sports Journal is proud to be a part of the movement to turn it off. Minden is a small town near Lake Tahoe.⁠

Take a listen as a multi-racial group of activists, including ASJ co-founder Matt Niswonger, work together to stop the siren. Also included in this group, are Marty G Meeden and Kutoven Stevens who is on our current cover. ⁠

A big thanks to The Sum of Us podcast host Heather C. McGhee and Joaquin Cotler of Futuro Media for covering this important story. ⁠

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#stopthesiren #thesumofuspod #tellthetruth ##nevadaindiancommission #stopracism #outdoordiversity #everyoneoutside⁠
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