The Cleanest Line

Month: September 2010

The 2010 Kids’ Catalog Backstory: More About Hiking Lessons

The 2010 Kids’ Catalog Backstory: More About Hiking Lessons

Sep 28, 2010 September 28, 2010

[The contest becomes official: Essays received from students of Santa Barbara Middle School sit waiting to be read. Photo: Tim Davis]  Last January, a half-inch-thick manila envelope was delivered to Patagonia's edit department and that made the contest official. We had 16 essays from students attending Santa Barbara Middle… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Embrace This

Dirtbag Diaries: Embrace This

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 27, 2010 September 27, 2010

Crank through your week with a new podcast from the Dirtbag Diaries. Show host Fitz Cahall sets the stage: I love bikes. I like riding them through the woods. I like working on them. I even like riding bikes on roads, but I've never been a road… Read More

Just a Five-Minute Run

Just a Five-Minute Run

Sep 24, 2010 September 24, 2010

You won’t run again. I don’t really set concrete goals. In fact, I find it best to have no goals whatsoever; that way I won’t be disappointed if I don’t reach them. Hopefully some hiking by mid-summer, and some easy climbs by fall. Seriously, for me the goals are… Read More

Farewell to Summer

Farewell to Summer

By Patagonia   |   Sep 23, 2010 September 23, 2010

Happy first day of fall everyone. We'll say farewell to summer with some south-swell shots of Keith Malloy dropping into a bomb at the Wedge in Newport Beach. Keith went down to body surf, but was able to get a few on his surfboard before the black… Read More

Tracing the Edge

Tracing the Edge – Episode 9 with Colin Haley

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 22, 2010 September 22, 2010

Colin Haley used the Cascades as a springboard onto the world’s hardest-to-reach summits. The range’s fickle weather, arduous approaches and complex glaciers were perfect tests. Summit by summit Haley connected the dots until multi-day outings like Mount Shuksan and Mount Slesse became day trips. Stay tuned for the series… Read More

Granite China – Part Three

Granite China – Part Three

By Kelly Cordes   |   Sep 21, 2010 September 21, 2010

We’ve been reporting on Tommy Caldwell and crew’s trip to northern China’s Keketuohai National Geological Park, rumored to be a granite wonderland – but with challenging access (see parts one and two). Well, it turns out, both rumors proved true. But hopefully the… Read More

Conspiracy or Transparency?

Conspiracy or Transparency?

Sep 20, 2010 September 20, 2010

For the past nine weeks I’ve been taking a course in fiction writing. As part of the class, we write short stories and critique each other’s finished works.  The other night we critiqued a classmate’s story about a woman who worked for a corporation that took extreme measures – from… Read More

Backyard Voting

Backyard Voting

By Bill McKibben   |   Sep 17, 2010 September 17, 2010

The election season has begun (at least according to the media) and here at Patagonia, we’ve revived our Vote the Environment campaign. We especially want to hear from you about what wild environmental issues are roaming through your backyard, neighborhood, or town. Let us know why people… Read More

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