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Month: November 2010

Dirtbag Diaries: Unseen But Felt

Dirtbag Diaries: Unseen But Felt

By Fitz Cahall   |   Nov 30, 2010 November 30, 2010

Host Fitz Cahall throws caution to the wind in today's beautifully narrated episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. This last fall, Becca and I embarked on a trip of a lifetime. We began on foot in Sequoia National Park and hiked north through Yosemite. Along the way, we… Read More

Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Notes from Banjo on the FCD Twin-Fin Fish

Nov 29, 2010 November 29, 2010

FCD Board Report – The first thing I noticed about the 5’7″ Fish was how lightweight it was, making it a lot easier to throw around in the surf. I usually ride smaller Fish, somewhere around 5’4″, so i didn’t really know what… Read More

Annapurna III’s Unclimbed Southeast Ridge

Annapurna III’s Unclimbed Southeast Ridge

Nov 27, 2010 November 27, 2010

Patagonia Climbing Ambassador "Annapurna III's 2300 metre southeast ridge featured in an Alpinist 4 article titled Unclimbed – a 'to do list' of nine objectives in keeping with the spirit of exploratory alpinism. Conrad Anker, writing about his attempt to climb the south-east ridge, said: 'Every mountain has… Read More

The Dog House

The Dog House

By Kelly Cordes   |   Nov 24, 2010 November 24, 2010

In most places, late fall and winter bring real ice. In places like Rocky Mountain National Park, however, the ice sublimates and we typically grovel-up snow-plastered rock. It’s an odd obsession. It also leaves lasting memories. Here, Zack Smith, a friend of Patagonia and a talented all-around… Read More

Picture Story: Prayer for Thanksgiving Snow

Picture Story: Prayer for Thanksgiving Snow

Nov 24, 2010 November 24, 2010

The snow has finally come to the Sierra Nevada, giving those of us who moved here to be close to the mountains all the more reason to be thankful. If you're able to make skiing part of your Thanksgiving holiday… Read More

Media Review (and marg recipe): Eastern Rises

Media Review (and marg recipe): Eastern Rises

Nov 19, 2010 November 19, 2010

Last night I saw the best outdoor film I’ve seen in awhile. It’s about fly fishing. Huh? I’ve never fly fished and, honestly, I never really “got it.” I know there must be something there, though, because even if it makes as much sense to me as drinking margaritas… Read More

Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy

Dispatches From Grandmaster Gulo Pimpdaddy

By Doug Chadwick   |   Nov 18, 2010 November 18, 2010

We got this note from Doug Chadwick, writer, National Geographic contributor, and all-around friend to "hyper-nasty, victim-shredding gluttons," i.e. wolverines. Thought you might like this update on his travels and findings. If you enjoy the update, be sure to catch the Nature special on PBS – Wolverine:… Read More

Skiing Alpha’s Ivory Shoulder

Skiing Alpha’s Ivory Shoulder

Nov 18, 2010 November 18, 2010

Days of big powder, multiple laps, burning legs (and full-on treeside safety meetings) will soon be here. 'Til those show up, we're trying to tide ourselves over with a few quick hits here an there to keep the spark lit. Patagonia skiing ambassador JD Hare is kindly helping… Read More

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