Wind on the Water

Los Gatos Magazine | Summer Guide 2015 by L. Clark Tate Tasting the good life, fast, on Chardonnay II Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve seen the earth fall away to blue, much less ventured out on salty waters. But the ocean is just over the hill. If you think sailing around Monterey Bay is a […]

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Winter Outdoor Recreation Guide 2014-15

Salt Lake City Weekly | 2015 By Joe Beatty and L. Clark Tate No winter is like the last one, even beyond the snow factor: Resorts grow and change, and as jobs, families and interests shift, our recreation routines get shaken up. But there’s no reason to fear change—embrace it, with the help of our guide to the […]

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Rock Solid Map App

GraniteMaps is a clear and reliable app to help mountain bikers and hikers explore Wilder Ranch and UCSC’s upper campus. by L. Clark Tate Jan. 7, 2015—It’s a sunny Saturday in late December out at Wilder Ranch. Austin Riba and I sidestep a passing horse-drawn carriage before rolling up to the first fork in the […]

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Say Yes to the Yurt

Trek to the backcountry for a cozy camping spot Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate Coloradoans can have their cushy backcountry hut system. Utah’s cozy yurts access shred-ready terrain without unnecessary panache. The wood or propane stoves, stacked firewood, bunk beds and yurt walls keep winter camping relatively simple. Sure, it’s a […]

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Winter Calendar

Think outside the skis to have fun throughout the cold months Published by Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate The rush of the workweek often dumps us out at the start of the weekend unprepared—making it too easy to waste all that potential fun time cleaning or binge-watching marginally interesting TV. Double […]

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Shamma Barefoot Running Sandals

Published by Women’s Movement | September 2014 By L. Clark Tate Barefoot running is a blast, but even the toughest toesies need a little protection. That’s just what Santa Cruz-based Shamma Sandals provides with their Mountain Goat barefoot running sandals. This trail-specific model is engineered for us devoted off-roaders. The Mountain Goat barefoot running sandals […]

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Peter Raven on Plants and the Planet

Eminent botanist and ‘Hero of the Planet’ wows crowd at UCSC Arboretum. Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | September 2014 by L. Clark Tate Listening to Dr. Peter Raven, the plant biologist, environmentalist and author whom Time magazine named a “Hero of the Planet,” I found myself laughing in the face of calamity. He seemed so nice. […]

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The Summer of Crazy

From humpbacks breaching by the Santa Cruz Wharf to an algae-slimed Del Monte Beach, Monterey Bay is a strange place these days. What’s driving the warmest-water summer on record. Published in Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2014 by L. Clark Tate Aug. 13, 2014—Relationships are so complex. She’s hot when I thought she’d be cold. She offers up […]

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Keeley to Head Sempervirens Fund

California’s oldest conservation organization elects longtime Santa Cruz political leader Fred Keeley as board president. Published by Hilltromper | July 2014 by L. Clark Tate July 14, 2014—Don’t you just love it when one of your favorite players gets put in the game? You know your team’s capabilities, you know your guy’s stats—from there it’s […]

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The Great Park

Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | July 2014 by L. Clark Tate Sempervirens Fund is gearing up to pull together a park so groundbreaking it’s named simply “The Great.” The Great Park is Sempervirens Fund’s bid to achieve its ultimate goal to preserve a fully functioning redwood ecosystem in perpetuity. On a scale previously reserved […]

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