The Cleanest Line

Month: July 2007

Fly ‘n Head

Fly ‘n Head

Jul 31, 2007 July 31, 2007

The elusive Corbina are running close to shore this time of the year near Ventura and a few of us are surfcasting countless times trying, hoping, and wishing to land this ghost of the ocean. Yesterday, Mark, one of our buyers at Patagonia and good friend, was on a… Read More

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 30, 2007 July 30, 2007

by Lynn Hill After speaking with my friends, Mike Lechlinski and Mari Gingery about their experiences in Yosemite and climbing on El Capitan this summer, I learned that many climbers are not doing their part in keeping the big walls clean. Apparently many people "accidentally" or even intentionally drop their… Read More

The First Time – Part 5

The First Time – Part 5

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 27, 2007 July 27, 2007

It’s been a fun week of First Time stories thanks to The Dirtbag Diaries. We’ve heard from an extreme sledder, a freestyle kayaker, an ice climber, an alpinist and now, a snowboarder: Snowboarding can’t change a life. Carving four beautiful turns… Read More

The First Time – Part 4

The First Time – Part 4

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

Many of you are familiar with Steve House's incredible accomplishments. But have you ever wondered about his very first climb? In part 4 of the The First Time series on The Dirtbag Diaries we get to hear about it: If you’ve opened an outdoor magazine… Read More

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

by Lynn Hill I've been reading and hearing a lot of talk recently about the ominous phenomenon of bees dying all over the world. Most of what I've read on the subject points to pesticides as a possible reason why the bees are dying. Apparently, many farmers are spraying… Read More

The First Time – Part 3

The First Time – Part 3

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 25, 2007 July 25, 2007

Ice Climbing at night on Valentine's Day after a full bottle of wine: Get ready for some good times courtesy of The Dirtbag Diaries: Valentine’s Day – For some, it brings to mind romantic candle-lit evenings. For others, mere mention of the holiday conjures up cringe-inducing images… Read More

Team Dirtbag

Team Dirtbag

Jul 25, 2007 July 25, 2007

This submission came to us from Topher Browne, a Patagonia Ambassador and recovering dirtbag. I have not really been a dirtbag for several years now. I recently traded in the last in a long line of Toyota trucks for an efficient but less than capacious Honda Civic. If I tried… Read More

The First Time – Part 2

The First Time – Part 2

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 24, 2007 July 24, 2007

Podcast number two of The First Time series on The Dirtbag Diaries features Patagonia ambassador Tanya Shuman. From Fitz: Every sport has hallowed ground, a place were legends honed techniquesand innovators forged new technology. Climbers have Yosemite Valley.For mountain bikers, it’s Vancouver’s North Shore. If… Read More

“Extinction Stops Here” Road Show Visits Ventura

“Extinction Stops Here” Road Show Visits Ventura

Jul 24, 2007 July 24, 2007

Brett Millar from Great Pacific Iron Works, sends us this report about some honored guests who visited recently: Great Pacific Iron Works, the original headquarters for the retail division of Patagonia in Ventura, California had an extremely unusual visitor this past week. Save Our Wild Salmon… Read More

The First Time – Part 1

The First Time – Part 1

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 23, 2007 July 23, 2007

Getting started on Monday morning is always rough. Sometimes it's best to just put on the headphones, drown out the rest of the world, and get lost in a good podcast. From Dirtbag Diaries creator, Fitz Cahall: I want you to think back to the first… Read More

Is Osteoarthritis a Danger to Rock Climbers?

Is Osteoarthritis a Danger to Rock Climbers?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 19, 2007 July 19, 2007

by Lynn Hill [Editor's note: We're honored to bring Patagonia ambassador Lynn Hill on-board as a contributor to The Cleanest Line. Lynn is no stranger to blogging. For a glimpse into the past 2+ years of her life jump on over to Lynn Hill Blogs.]… Read More

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