The Cleanest Line

Month: November 2007

Dirtbag Fitness – The Results

Dirtbag Fitness – The Results

Nov 30, 2007 November 30, 2007

Welcome to part II of this post. If you haven’t already done so, you might check out the first Dirtbag Fitness post for a bit of context. Those of you who read Part I will know part II is about a week late. All I can say… Read More

Pleasant Revolution’s Pedal-Powered Performance

Pleasant Revolution’s Pedal-Powered Performance

Nov 29, 2007 November 29, 2007

The Pleasant Revolution pedaled through Patagonia Ventura’s campus on Tuesday and shared their music and good cheer with the employees during lunch. Comprised of Xtracycle co-founder Kipchoge Spencer, his band the Ginger Ninjas, fellow bike musicians SHAKE YOUR PEACE! and an eight-person support crew,… Read More

Just Happy to Be Here

Just Happy to Be Here

Nov 27, 2007 November 27, 2007

In the spirit of the season, The Cleanest Line asked employees of the Patagonia International Distribution Center (the "DC") here in lovely Reno, Nevada why they’re thankful to work here. Thankful to work somewhere?  Since when is that anything but a bunch of corporate B.S.?  Working here is, after all,… Read More

Eastern Priest

Eastern Priest

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 26, 2007 November 26, 2007

by Lynn Hill The weather in Boulder this fall has been exceptionally warm. I have been enjoying the warm weather to engage in activities such as a small video shoot on a boulder problem in Eldorado Canyon. Normally I don't allow myself to get sucked into other people's idea… Read More

Online Auction to Benefit 1% For the Planet

Online Auction to Benefit 1% For the Planet

Nov 24, 2007 November 24, 2007

On a sunny Saturday in Southern California, we bring word from our friends at 1% For the Planet: Yuletide Greetings from One Percent for the Planet, Our first posting to The Cleanest Line finds us in great spirits but as busy as ever. In efforts… Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 22, 2007 November 22, 2007

by Lynn Hill [Editor's note: On behalf of all the contributors to The Cleanest Line I'd like thank you for visiting the site and for all the thoughtful comments you've left over the past 10 months. I think Lynn sums up the feelings of many, if not all of us… Read More

Confession of a Broken-Down Angeles Crest Pacer

Confession of a Broken-Down Angeles Crest Pacer

By Chuck Journey   |   Nov 21, 2007 November 21, 2007

Continuing with our impromptu theme of employees traversing long distances on foot, today’s post comes from Chuck Journey one of Patagonia’s I.T. wizards in Ventura: Brian looks at me: "You better be ready." He isn’t joking. We are at the Shortcut Saddle Aid Station, mile 59 of the annual… Read More

Walking Some Talk

Walking Some Talk

By Adam Bradley   |   Nov 20, 2007 November 20, 2007

After my Long Trail thru-hike, I made a commitment to get involved with the GreenMountain Club (a non-profit organization that works to protect and maintain trails in Vermont) and give back to the Long Trail. Fulfilling this promise, I become a “summit steward” and “ridge runner”… Read More

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

By Fitz Cahall   |   Nov 19, 2007 November 19, 2007

I reckon there’s no better way to start off a holiday week than with a fresh episode of The Dirtbag Diaries podcast with Fitz Cahall. From Fitz: Every aspiring photographer dreams of capturing an iconic image. It’s the same kind of motivation that draws young skiers to intimidating lines… Read More

My Dad’s My Hero

My Dad’s My Hero

By Belinda Baggs   |   Nov 17, 2007 November 17, 2007

Plummeting through the air, I am suspended by the feet. Slap! Landing face first, my cheek is pressed hard against a sweaty back. “That’s for lighter weight people. If they are too heavy for ya to pick up find something you can drag em’ on like a chair, and if… Read More

Creating the Future Patagonia National Park

Creating the Future Patagonia National Park

Nov 16, 2007 November 16, 2007

Patagonia catalog subscribers should be seeing the Holiday 2007 issue in their mailboxes now. Entitled "Conservacion Patagonica," the catalog showcases both gift ideas from our winter clothing line and the story surrounding the creation of Patagonia National Park in Chile. Founded by former Patagonia, Inc. CEO,… Read More

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