The Cleanest Line

Month: January 2009

Hard Sayin’ Not Knowin’

Hard Sayin’ Not Knowin’

Jan 30, 2009 January 30, 2009

The boxes had started to stack up around my desk, but they weren’t addressed to me. “c/o Kate Rutherford” was acquiring quite a stash of stuff, and when she and Mikey Schaefer finally rolled up in their basecamp-on-wheels to Patagonia HQ one sunny Southern California… Read More

Backyard Adventures – Delmarva Surf Hunt

Backyard Adventures – Delmarva Surf Hunt

Jan 29, 2009 January 29, 2009

From the frosty summits of Rocky Mountain National Park, to the sultry sea of the eastern shore, our Backyard Adventurers are taking us on a grand tour of some of some true surprises. Grab a brew, pull up a chair, and enjoy as Mark Carter takes us along on his… Read More

‘ppreciate the Props

‘ppreciate the Props

Jan 28, 2009 January 28, 2009

Just wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to those who've recognized Patagonia recently: Merci to Communication Arts for making the Tin Shed their site of the week. Gracias to PETA for awarding Patagonia Footwear a Proggy award for… Read More

Backyard Adventures: The Thin Curtain

Backyard Adventures: The Thin Curtain

Jan 27, 2009 January 27, 2009

Gather 'round the virtual campfire friends. It's time for another Backyard Adventure from The Cleanest Line masses. This time, reader Doug Shepherd has a story to share about ice climbing near his home in Colorado: I have been climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park since… Read More

State Budget Cuts Kill Organic Support

State Budget Cuts Kill Organic Support

Jan 26, 2009 January 26, 2009

Here in Nevada, we're getting ready to go on a diet. It's a common New Year's resolution, so perhaps that's what Governor Jim Gibbons was thinking when he announced the state's dramatically trimmed budget this January. For the first time in 35 years, the governor has… Read More

Backyard Adventures: The Fine Line Between Danger & Adventure

Backyard Adventures: The Fine Line Between Danger & Adventure

Jan 22, 2009 January 22, 2009

It’s time for another reader-submitted Backyard Adventure. This one comes courtesy of longtime Cleanest Line commenter CM, otherwise known as Craig Metzger from Southern California. CM’s story first appeared on his blog Get Outside More.   I’d been planning a backpack trip with friends… Read More

The Hammer Monkeys

The Hammer Monkeys

Jan 21, 2009 January 21, 2009

In early January, former Patagonia performance baselayer developer, Elissa O’Brien, and Chris, her significant other, boarded a plane for Montevideo, Uruguay. Their plan? Eight months on bikes through South America. Elissa and Chris are sharing their trip via a great Web site full of fun narrative, photos and video. So… Read More

Train Ride to the Inauguration

Train Ride to the Inauguration

By Ethan Stewart   |   Jan 20, 2009 January 20, 2009

Many Americans traveled to Washington D.C. for today’s Presidential inauguration. Two in particular made the long trek from Santa Barbara, California: writer Ethan Stewart and photographer Kodiak Greenwood. In true historic fashion Ethan and Kodiak hopped a train in Los Angeles and road it… Read More

“History had been made. And I was there.”

“History had been made. And I was there.”

Jan 19, 2009 January 19, 2009

While we wait in anticipation for tomorrow's inauguration ceremony, let's travel back in time for a moment to the evening of November 4, 2008. The place: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. The event: Election Day. The author: Andrew Graves from Patagonia Chicago. [Well-orchestrated office lights. Read More

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