The Cleanest Line

Month: June 2009

Patagonia Athletes Score Big Over the Weekend

Patagonia Athletes Score Big Over the Weekend

Jun 29, 2009 June 29, 2009

Two big contests took place over the weekend and Patagonia athletes shone brightly on both the trail and the ocean. Also taking place this weekend, the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) hosted their annual National Championships which is considered the highest profile youth surfing… Read More

Backyard Adventures: Toiyabe Trails – Part 3

Backyard Adventures: Toiyabe Trails – Part 3

By Old School   |   Jun 24, 2009 June 24, 2009

Today, we’ve got the final installment in Old School’s Toiyabe Trails series (previous posts: The morning after our unplanned layover day dawned clear andsunny, and while there was still a stiff breeze, it was nothing like the howlingwinds of the day before so we packed up and headed north. The… Read More

Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters

By Jim Little   |   Jun 23, 2009 June 23, 2009

Kim Stroud, who manages our sample room here at Patagonia HQ in Ventura, came walking in the other morning with one of those cardboard boxes used to carry live things. In her “spare” time, Kim is executive director of the nonprofit Ojai Raptor Center, so she’s always… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Dreamers

Dirtbag Diaries: The Dreamers

Jun 19, 2009 June 19, 2009

It's Friday, and the Dirtbag Diaries are here to help you celebrate solstice with some sonic storytelling. Show host Fitz Cahall has the beta on today's episode: “I had convinced myself at that point that my goal was so important it was worth dying for,” says alpine… Read More

Backyard Adventures: Toiyabe Trails – Part 2

Backyard Adventures: Toiyabe Trails – Part 2

By Old School   |   Jun 17, 2009 June 17, 2009

Welcome! We're pleased to bring you part two in this series. If you missed Part 1, no worries, you can find it right here.__________________ Nevada is smack-dab in the middle of the Basin and Range topography of the Great Basin so every mountain… Read More

Makalu 2009: Final Post with Photos

Makalu 2009: Final Post with Photos

By Steve House   |   Jun 16, 2009 June 16, 2009

I’ve been home from Makalu almost two weeks now and it’s been almost three weeks since I last posted — time flies. I was able to leave base camp very quickly because Cory Richards injured his knee in the deep snow just a few hours from… Read More

Mt. Hunter!

Mt. Hunter!

By Colin Haley   |   Jun 15, 2009 June 15, 2009

I have just returned to Seattle from a three-week trip to the Central Alaska Range with Norwegian climber Bjørn-Eivind Årtun. The weather this May was significantly better than average — apart from a few days of snow showers and a wind storm that lasted for a few days, the weather… Read More

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