Tag: Nov/Dec 2008

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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America’s Outdoor Recreation Act Gets Reintroduced in the Senate⁠

Senator Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Barrasso (R-WY) reintroduced America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA), a package of policy that aims to improve outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters.⁠

If you care about the outdoors and want to see it protected, enhanced, and expanded, your voice is extremely valuable. ⁠

Please send a letter to your lawmakers to support America's Outdoor Recreation Act. ⁠

👆🏽Click the link 🔗 in our bio to learn more. ⬆️⁠

📸 Leslie Kehmeier, Bureau of Land Management lands⁠

#outdoors #publiclands #nature #outdoorsforeveryone #adventuresports #outdooralliance #outdoortherapy #americasoutdoorrecreationact #myasj #adventuresportsjournal
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🎿The sport of SkiMo racing – aka Ski Mountaineering – has been growing at exponential rates as people discover the joy of human-powered uphill ascents in a resort setting. And few mountains offer as scenic a backdrop for a SkiMo race as @DiamondPeak, which features panoramic Lake Tahoe views from both courses.⁠

⬆️See link 🔗in bio for more info. ⁠

#skimo #skimountaineering #diamondpeak #inclinevillage #tahoenorth #skiing #snowboarding #beardsicles #adventuresports #printmedia ⁠

#MyASJ #AdventureSportsJournal #IndependentMedia
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For our current issue’s Earn Your Beer article, columnist James Murren takes us on a no-agenda, no-plan snow bike ride outside of Yosemite’s south gate in Sierra National Forest.⁠

After “earning his beer” fat biking through a winter wonderland, James enjoyed a can of Citra Dreampint by @newglorybrewery, a hazy offering, followed up with New Glory’s Gummy Worms, a “chewy pale ale.” 🍺⁠

Read about the earning and the beer at the link in our bio 🔗⁠

How do YOU “earn your beer” or other treat? We’d love to hear about your adventures and favorite rewards! ⁠

#EarnYourBeer #MyASJ #fatbiking #snowride #treatyourself
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“From the very beginning, ASJ was intended to be a space where people could be authentic about their adventures. We only sought the truth in our pages. Twenty years later we are still seeking the truth about why we test ourselves in magical landscapes. Not to seek danger for danger’s sake, but because we know that without challenge and a measured dose of risk we can’t evolve and progress as human beings.” 🗻⁠

Welcome to ASJ Editor-in-Chief Matt Niswonger ’s latest message in Issue #127 (read it in full at the 🔗 in our bio). We invite you to pick up a copy and find the inspiration to push past your own physical and emotional comfort zones! 💓⁠

#MyASJ #AdventureSportsJournal #EditorsNote #adventurelife #authenticity
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Calling all artists! 😍 👩‍🎨#repost @yosemiteclimbingassociation
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We’re still looking for 2023 Facelift Art. It can be either landscape or portrait. Strong preference taken to graphic art and line art. Artwork will be on t-shirts, water bottles, our website and more.

Send art to: yosemitefacelift@gmail.com
with “Facelift 2023 Art Submission” in the subject area
before March 6th

Past artwork by: @rhiannon_klee

#artcontest #artists #artsubmission #climbingart #climbing #climbers #yosemite #yosemitevalley #ynp #nationalpark #climbers #art
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We love being a free resource for the California outdoor community. Consider helping us continue our work AND get the chance to WIN a @girosnow Tor or Tenaya Spherical helmet along with a pair of Giro X Fender Axis goggles (total value $440). 🏂🏿 ⛷️⁠

Simply become an ASJ member by 1/24/23 and we’ll enter you into this snow-much-fun drawing. Plus, as an ASJ members you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes throughout the year!⁠

Become a member at the link in our bio!⁠

#MyASJ #LiveForThis #girosnow #adventuresportsjournal
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