Tag: issue 46

To Uganda With Skis

“The Mubuku River is too high – too high for the dry season,” our Ugandan guide John says, shaking his head. He fears we might not be able to cross the footbridge ahead. We’ve only been hiking for a few hours and already the trail is lapped over by whitewash. The river rampages through the rainforest right next to us. It is the kind of water that would make the evening news back home – the kind of water that leaves people stranded on their rooftops while a TV helicopter hovers nearby.

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Fido in the Snow

If your dog looks like an Alaskan malamute or a Swiss mountain dog, chances are your pooch takes to snow like a five-year-old Norwegian kid. Certain dog breeds, such as Huskies and St. Bernard’s, have been bred for cold weather pursuits for centuries. However, if your dog is not one of those thick-coat snow-adapted canines and spends most of his days running around in milder climates and suburban backyards, you may need to prep your pooch before heading for the high country, perhaps even buy him a new outfit or at least some winter accessories.

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Filming Freestyle at the Human Pace

With snow conditions for steep lines gone sour with the warm temps, Josh Dirksen finds adventure on our terrain park built close to basecamp. Helicopter drops onto surreal Alaskan peaks, snow cat tours to misty Canadian mountains, snowmobile rides to wherever, whenever ... Welcome to the fossil-fueled lifestyle of the ski and snowboard film industry for the last 20 years.

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Breaking Trail

Craig Dostie started Couloir magazine 20 years ago (then “Le Chronicle du Couloir”), when backcountry skiing was very much a fledgling, little-known sport, and he did so out of a very unlikely birthplace, the LA suburb of Moorpark. It grew to become the country’s leading backcountry ski magazine and helped promote backcountry skiing and snowboarding during a period of tremendous growth that brought it into mainstream consciousness – relatively speaking, as it remains somewhat of a fringe sport, guarded by sweat and effort.

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59th Annual Warren Miller Film Tour

The opening footage of Warren Miller’s 59th annual homage to the global ski lifestyle, “Children of Winter,” features two Tahoe locals who run an Alaska heli-ski operation, two race-bred Olympians and a converted fishing trawler with a heli pad cruising the Chugach Range of maritime Alaska. The floating foursome picks off virgin big mountain peaks like they’re shooting ducks at a carnival booth.

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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.⁠

Check the 🔗 in our bio to get more info. ⁠

📸 Courtesy of TAMBA⁠

#trails #trailbuilding #trailsbuildcommunity #mtbtrails #mtb #mountainbiking #tahoe #northtahoe #outdoors #california #nevada #adventuresportsjournal #myasj
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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.⁠

See the 🔗 in our bio to learn more. ⁠

#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. ⁠

Click the 🔗 in our bio to take a listen. ⁠

#stopthesiren #thesumofuspod #tellthetruth ##nevadaindiancommission #stopracism #outdoordiversity #everyoneoutside⁠
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⛰️ We were stoked to get this photo from our backpacking editor Matt Johanson. After years of reading and helping proof Matt's articles for ASJ, our wonderful Michele Lamelin got to be his trail angel this past weekend. Michele has been so inspired by Matt's backpacking stories, that she has gone on to sectioning the PCT with her dog Anneke. ⛺️ 🐕️ ⁠

🗣️ Matt had just completed a 1300+ mile section of the PCT. Matt messaged us saying, "I had such a good time driving back from Crater Lake with Michele last night. Not just because I needed a ride so badly (there’s no public transportation there , so I don’t know what I would’ve done otherwise), but because it was so fun to get to know her and talk about our mutual interests like hiking, dogs and contributing to the magazine. We might even hike a section of the PCT in SoCal together next year." 📰⁠

👏🏽 Our contributors come from all over the state, so having them get a chance to meet (and even be a trail angel) doesn't happen everyday.⁠❗️⁠

🙏🏼Thanks Matt for sharing your inspiring stories with ASJ readers, and thank you @michele_and_anneke for taking time out of your busy schedule to be Matt's trail angel. 😇 ⁠

#PCT #trailangels #hiking #outdoors #backpacking #getunplugged #visitcalifornia #traveloregon #printmagazine #printsnotdead #adventuresports #myasj⁠
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Bobby McMullen: 1964 – 2022⁠

The cycling community lost one of its best ambassadors to the sport last week. Bobby McMullen fought an extensive battle with diabetes, cancer, kidney failure, and other health issues with humility, grit and grace. ⁠

"Blind Bobby" lost his vision 30 years ago and never let that get in the way of him hitting the trails. We were honored to have him on our cover back in 2012. ⁠

Bobby leaves behind his wife Heidi and daughter Ella. Bobby and Heidi were set to celebrate their 10 year anniversary later this month.⁠

Click the 🔗 in our bio to learn more and read a tribute to Bobby by his longtime friend and riding partner @yhauswald.
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➡"I'm here because of stories that my grandma would share with me, and all our other elders. I picture them scurrying away from town when the siren did go off. People are still alive today that would have to leave town," said Washoe descendant Stacey Burns.

📸 Stacey Burns contemplates the legacy of the sundown sirens in the Carson Valley during the Siren Run. Photo by Anthony Cupaiuolo / @acwithft⁠

🔗 Learn about the Siren Run that happened earlier this year by checking the link in our bio. ⁠
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NEWS: Yvonn Chouinard gives Patagonia away, naming Earth as the company's only shareholder.⁠ ⁠

📸 Campbell Brewer⁠

➡️ Click the link 🔗 in our bio to read the full release. ⁠
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USING TRASH PICK-UP TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND MAKE A HABIT WITH IT. — @timmyoneill

"Over the decades, Ken Yager has built the annual Facelift into the largest Yosemite gathering of the year, volunteering hundreds of hours to do something that gives back to the Park while making it fun. The film Free Solo premiered during one Facelift to a packed audience that went wild. After successful shows year after year in Yosemite, Yager is now taking it nationwide with Facelift Act Local."⁠

📸 A Facelift volunteer displaying the hashtag #DontFeedTheLandfills reminding us to reduce our trash footprint. Courtesy of @yosemitefacelift⁠

➡️ Check out our latest issue to read the full article by @chrisvanleuven ⁠

❓️Can't find an issue? Become a MEMBER and have ASJ delivered to your 🏠️ or click the 🔗 in our bio to read more. 👆️⁠
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