Tag: Seth Lightcap

Shasta Climbing Season Extended

Wet spring helped preserve snow for summer climbing and skiing Don’t put away those skis and crampons yet! Weeks of cool temps and steady moisture through June have kept Mt. Shasta’s snowy flanks in prime shape leaving the window open for stellar late season climbing and skiing well into July and perhaps beyond.

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Park Once, Play More

Despite California’s empty wallet, the Golden State is not hurting for amazing outdoor recreation opportunities. From the redwoods to the Sierra and back to the Bay there is an adventure lurking along every highway. Surrounded by all these beaches, trails, rivers, and crags, the diversity of natural amenities makes it easy to do it all, if even in a single sunny day. Care to kayak then pedal singletrack? Or how about a road ride and then some bouldering? … Double-up days like these are no problem in the rich and diverse landscapes of our greater Nor Cal/Nevada region.

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Open Your Eyes and Climb

Ty Fairbairn pulls up into a Donner Summit sunset. Sometimes all it takes for progression is good vision. In the summer of 2006, Truckee rock climbers Ty Fairbairn, Dustin Sabo, Brian Sweeney and Scott Thelen opened their eyes to the obvious while driving along Interstate 80 and discovered one of the best new Tahoe rock climbing developments in recent years – the Castle Peak boulders.

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One Cold Stroke at a Time

Tahoe’s Karen Rogers out for a multi-mile swim in glassy Tahoe conditions. Rogers plans on swimming the length of Lake Tahoe in August 2009 after three years of training. At 6225 feet and holding a colossal 122 million acre feet of sapphire blue water, Lake Tahoe is not only the crown jewel of the Sierra but also the largest alpine lake in North America and the eighth deepest in the world.

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Droppin’ the Royal Gorge

Eric Strittmatter lines up for the first of two consecutive 50-footers at Heath Springs. For such a benign particulate substance a water molecule sure does pack a punch when it’s rolling with a posse. Collect and confine them in a steep canyon and the power of the assembled molecules can be more intimidating than any gang that ever walked the streets.

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Building Better Bike Balance:

Ryan Leech takes on an arcing skinny line filming for Kranked 5. Whether threading the needle between cars and a curb or lining up for a log ride on your favorite single-track, confident balance in tight situations is a crucial skill for cyclists who challenge the terrain. But learning to let your mind and body relax and roll evenly along a narrow route, elevated or on the ground, is often easier imagined than done. You’re eyes may comprehend that your two-inch tires have plenty of room to negotiate a 10-inch wide path, but convincing your brain and body to confidently follow is another story.

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Catch That Shot!

Skier Chris Davenport climbs and skis the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, spring 2008. Do you ever wish your camera had an auto setting labeled ‘Amazing Action Shot’? You’re not alone. Despite how easy it is to flip your camera to the ‘sports’ setting and hit the shutter button as your buddy blows past you skiing, biking, or paddling, it’s surprisingly hard to come away from the moment with a stellar image of the action. Whether the shot is well–framed but blurry or focused but missing half a head, there are a lot of ways a one-chance shot can be flubbed.

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Backcountry Skiers: Make Room on Your Bookshelf

In conversations the past month with avid local Sierra backcountry skiers about Dan Mingori and Nate Greenburg’s new guidebook Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra, 166 Ski and Snowboard Descents in the Range of Light between Tioga Pass and Bishop Creek (Wolverine Publishing 2008) immediate comments from those newly aware of the book fell cleanly into two camps. A majority exclaimed, “Really? That’s awesome!” While others grumbled, “Really? That sucks!”

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C’mon in and Shut the Door!

Whether you’re a seasoned winter explorer or a four-season greenhorn, there are few feelings as joyous as skiing to the door of a snowbound backcountry hut. Just as the natural world is at its most inhospitable, wind and snow swirling in the air, here you are at the threshold of a magical landscape with little more than a sleeping bag, playing cards, and flask in hand. At night, you lounge under the coziness of a roof, warmed by a wood stove and shared with good friends. By day, you shred lonely backcountry peaks until exhaustion. Can it get any better?

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The California Enduro Series @ca_enduro took to the High Sierra for Round 4 of the 2023 season.

The sold-out Northstar Enduro delivered two days of intense racing in stellar conditions (dreamy temps! hero dirt!) at Northstar California Resort in Truckee August 19-20.

Read the recap at adventuresportsjournal.com/northstar-enduro-2023.

📸: Northstar Enduro 2023 Pro Women champion Amy Morrison @amymo_11 by @bixxel.media

#californiaenduroseries #northstarenduro #enduro #eduro
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Out now! Issue #130 a path to the path. We recognize that outdoor adventure is the path and great photos are the path back to the path. Sometimes we lose our way and great photos help us stay inspired. ⁠

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the @yosemiteclimbingassociation, guest editor and YCA director @timmyoneill presents five climbing photos that changed the game, including the stunner on our cover of Ron Kauk in Tuolumne Meadows by Chris Falkenstein. 🧗🏽‍♀️⁠

If you have temporarily lost your way, we hope you find a hard copy of this issue, and it helps you find the path out of your summer doldrums and into the magic of fall colors. Thanks for reading! 📖⁠

Click the link 🔗💕 in our bio for this issue's Editor's Note — A Path to the Path, Contemplating the Tao — by Matt Niswonger. ⁠

Cover Photo: Chris Falkentstein⁠

#print #printmagazine #independentmedia #outdoors #california⁠ #climbing #Yosemite #adventure #adventuresportsjournal #myasj⁠

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PSA: In anticipation of Hurricane Hilary, @castateparks has closed three state park units. Also, the public is urged to stay out of the ocean due to a high surf advisory in Southern California this weekend.⁠

See link in bio 🔗💕 for more info and resources. ⁠

📸 Negley Stockman / Unsplash⁠

#PSA #HurricaneHilary #StaySafe⁠
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Exciting news — California State Parks and Sempervirens Fund have joined forces to expand Castle Rock. This includes a new park entrance and acres of pristine landscapes. 🌿 ⁠

The $4.21 million in acquisitions for six properties by State Parks are the first for the agency in the Santa Cruz Park District since 2011 and the first anywhere in the state since 2021. 🎄⁠

Click link in bio 🔗 💕 to learn more. ⁠

📸 Dennis Yu⁠

📖 #CastleRockStatePark #NatureExpansion #DiscoverMore
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Our upcoming Fall Issue features an article by @alexhonnold 's mom — @dierdre_wolownick_honnold — on the benefits of climbing at ANY age. 💪🏽⁠ Keep an eye out for the print edition. ⁠

In meantime, you can click the link in our bio 🔗💕 to read how Dierdre has been rewriting the rules of adventure in her senior years. 🧗🏽‍♂️⁠

✏️ @chrisvanleuven, 2021⁠
📸 Jannette Wing Pazer⁠

#climbing #climbingforlife #climbingseniors #lasportiva #myasj
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Our upcoming Fall Issue features an article by @alexhonnold 's mom — @dierdre_wolownick_honnold — on the benefits of climbing at ANY age. 💪🏽⁠ Keep an eye out for the print edition. ⁠

In meantime, you can click the link in our bio 🔗💕 to read how Dierdre has been rewriting the rules of adventure in her senior years. 🧗🏽‍♂️⁠

✏️ @chrisvanleuven, 2021⁠
📸 Jannette Wing Pazer⁠

#climbing #climbingforlife #climbingseniors #lasportiva #myasj
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Public Announcement: Parking at Kings Beach State Recreation Area in Tahoe will be temporarily closed until 1PM this Wednesday, August 9 for the annual Tahoe Summit. ⁠

Online registration for the Tahoe Summit is now closed, but you can register the day of at the event.⁠

Learn more via the link in our bio. 💕🔗⁠

📸 California State Parks, 2019. Photo by Brian Baer⁠
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Michele Lamelin's four-legged trail partner, Anneke, enjoying a day on the trail in Oakridge, Oregon. 🌲⁠

In this photo, Anneke is modeling Ruffwear’s snazzy new Trail Runner™ Dog Running Vest. 🐕️⁠

Check it out in our latest issue's Gear We Love, or click the link in our bio to learn more. 🔗 💕⁠

📸⁠ @michele_and_anneke⁠

#trailrunning #dogs #trailrunningdogs #ruffwear #outdoor #adventures #oregon #california #adventuresportsjournal #myasj⁠
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