The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2008

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The Shorts – Indiana Powder Day

The Shorts – Indiana Powder Day

By Fitz Cahall   |   Apr 15, 2008 April 15, 2008

Fitz Cahall surprised us this morning with a new feature on The Dirtbag Diaries called "The Shorts." In between full-length episodes of the podcast, the Dirtbag Diaries will now be featuring short stories from listeners like you. If you have a short story to share, email The… Read More

Learning from Nature

Learning from Nature

Apr 13, 2008 April 13, 2008

For those skeptical business types who wonder why we need toconserve wildlife habitat and diversity, you might be interested in the article Biomimetics: Design by Nature in this month’s National Geographic. It’s about how species living in the natural world around us are increasingly inspiring modern product inventions… Read More

Spring has more than sprung

Spring has more than sprung

Apr 10, 2008 April 10, 2008

Spring has finally arrived to the high desert of the Great Basin. These soft, tender shoots were spotted just outside our Distribution Center here in Reno. It’s not easy to assemble the right words to describe what’s at work here. But what makes these shoots noteworthy is where… Read More

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

Apr 7, 2008 April 7, 2008

Not long ago we brought you a dispatch from India by Patagonia rock climbing ambassador Sonnie Trotter. After three months on the road and a bout with Malaria, Sonnie is now home and ready to share a taste of his time in India. The Alpine Club… Read More

A Big Score

A Big Score

By Gerry Lopez   |   Apr 6, 2008 April 6, 2008

by Gerry Lopez Yesterday I scored big. It was one of those rare days which left me so pumped up when it was over I knew I was going to have trouble falling asleep last night. [Editor's note: This story was originally written in November 2007] I figured… Read More

The Buddy

The Buddy

By Gerry Lopez   |   Apr 5, 2008 April 5, 2008

by Gerry Lopez Except for his rather large collection of blues records, there were not, in a material sense, a lot of other things Buddy Dumphy considered important or worthy of much thought. Even his surfboards were considered transient – tools to be used and sometimes abused –… Read More

Inside the Tube

Inside the Tube

By Gerry Lopez   |   Apr 4, 2008 April 4, 2008

by Gerry Lopez I have been asked many times what it’s like being inside a tube. My short answer is simple, “it’s great.” The long answer is quite a bit more involved. To get inside a tube long enough to have time to think about what it’s… Read More

North Shore

North Shore

By Gerry Lopez   |   Apr 3, 2008 April 3, 2008

by Gerry Lopez The telephone rang on a lazy day, there wasn’t any surf so I was just relaxing on the couch doing nothing. “Gerry, this is Randall Kleiser calling, I met you once with John Milius, and he suggested I call you. I’m making a movie about… Read More

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