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A highly sociable, capable and forward-thinking creature, the Yellow-Framed Pedaler has been known to build, ride and share trails in California’s Downieville area. Photo: Scott Markewitz

All Hands on Deck

By Sacha Halenda   |   Aug 15, 2018 August 15, 2018

The mottled splotches of dark brown and grey that dot the back of the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog let it transform into a lichen-covered rock, a shadow on a stream bed or a leaf on the forest floor. Not being noticed is a handy trait when you are the food-chain… Read More

Kohl Christensen wrangling one of the forerunners as the swell began to build. Photo: Daniel Russo

Tales From The Third Ledge

By Sean Doherty   |   Aug 10, 2018 August 10, 2018

Six years ago, when that famous wave broke on the Third Ledge at Cloudbreak—tearing down reef, tearing through time, majestically unridden, surfers scrambling for their lives—there was one question left hanging in the air like sea mist. As the last wave washed through the lagoon and slunk back into the… Read More

Photo: Darcy Turenne

The Organism that Might Just Save the Planet

By Paul Greenberg   |   Aug 6, 2018 August 6, 2018

When you sit down to write an eye-catching essay about seafood, your first instinct is to go with one of the sleek and sexy creatures that have historically captured the human imagination. Salmon battling 20-knot currents to reach their spawning grounds at the headwaters of the world’s mightiest rivers. Bluefin… Read More

Illustration: Walker Cahall

A Story Of My Own

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Jul 31, 2018 July 31, 2018

For most of his adult life, Cam Fenton has fought against climate change–and particularly to protect the Arctic. “The funny thing was, for most of that time, I couldn’t tell you why,” says Cam. “Sure, I could recite, and often wrote, the talking points: to stop sea level rise, stand… Read More

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Members of the Smith family haul a net nicely loaded with sockeye, Kvichak River, Bristol Bay, Alaska. Photo: Corey Arnold

Rites of Summer, One Welcome, One Not

By Tim Sohn   |   Jul 27, 2018 July 27, 2018

The start of a Bristol Bay fishing season is always an enervating mix of excitement and uncertainty, but for the past decade-plus, a larger uncertainty has loomed: the proposed, but still theoretical, Pebble Mine, a massive open pit mine that would sit near the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s river systems… Read More

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest (ID) will determine which streams to protect for potential Wild and Scenic designation through their forest plan over the coming year. American Whitewater has identified around 30 rivers and creeks in the Forest, including Three Links Creek (pictured), with outstandingly remarkable values and is advocating for their protection. Photo: Trip Kinney

Critical Mass: Strapping it together

By Sarah Gilman   |   Jul 26, 2018 July 26, 2018

American Whitewater, a small but scrappy nonprofit, has learned the first step toward protecting a beloved river is to help make waves. If you flip through early issues of the American Whitewater Journal, published quarterly by the nonprofit American Whitewater since its founding in 1954, you’ll discover several things. One… Read More

Remembering Peter Noone

Remembering Peter Noone

By Vincent Stanley   |   Jul 23, 2018 July 23, 2018

Peter Kinnoch Noone, who embodied the down-to-earth style of the outdoor industry’s early days and helped shaped the development of the outdoor store as a commercial force, customer refuge and sentinel for the protection of wilderness, died at his home in Ojai, California, on July 9 of recurrent cancer. He… Read More

The Una and its tributaries are certainly wadable and offer amazing trout and grayling fishing, especially in the upper parts in Una National Park. Photo: Jonas Borinski

Save the Blue Heart of Europe: Una, The One

By Jonas Borinski   |   Jul 17, 2018 July 17, 2018

Bosnia? Isn’t that one of those war-stricken, ex-Yugoslavia states? Hmm, I don’t know much about it but it doesn’t sound too tempting. That’s what I thought when Patagonia sales rep Christof Menz contacted me in early 2016 with the idea to make a fly fishing film about… Read More

Sonnie and his family in Yosemite, one of countless stops they’ll make over the course of their year on the road. Photo: Sonnie Trotter

The Only Constant Is Change

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Jul 12, 2018 July 12, 2018

I’m sitting on a sunny bench in some random park in central Oregon holding my eight-month-old daughter in my arms and watching my four-year-old son launch himself down a slide. We’ve been on the road as a family for nearly a month now, and the daily hunt for a decent… Read More

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