Winter Outdoor Rec Guide 2013

Published for City Weekly’s Winter Outdoor Recreation Guide | 2013 Perfect 10 Don’t just ride the mountain—explore it. It’s time to toss out your tick list, ditch the standard run routine and search out some freshies—and we don’t just mean snow. You’re about to spend a day in rugged yet surreally beautiful mountains layered in powder […]

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A Forester for The Trees

A day with Nadia Hamey, the forester developing a sustainable yield logging plan for Cemex Redwoods. Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2013 Words and Photo By L. Clark Tate Oct. 11, 2013—I envisioned a hike with forester Nadia Hamey, despite knowing quite a bit about her progressive practices, to be something like a walk in the […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Published by Women’s Movement | 2013 By L. Clark Tate Spanning the southern states of North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited park in the nation. While its roads will soon be teeming with leaf peepers, the beauty of this national park is that most visitors enjoy it from the comfort of […]

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Clay Kempf, Soul Birder

Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | September 2013 By L. Clark Tate Clay Kempf is a soul birder. It’s not about the lists for him, or about having a big year. He just loves being outside. If a bird happens to fly by while he basks in Mother Nature’s glory, so much the better. In […]

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Josh Stiles

Published in Hilltromper Santa Cruz | August 2013 By L. Clark Tate Midway through a softball game at Delaveaga Park in Santa Cruz, Josh Stiles was feeling like he’d lost a step. At 31 he was active and fit, but he’d just been thrown out, twice. That just didn’t happen. “I was realizing that I was […]

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3 Days in Yosemite

Women’s Movement | 2013 By L. Clark Tate Link to story on Women’s Movement. With a land mass of 1,169 miles, which is about the size of Rhode Island, Yosemite National Park is massive and can easily feel overwhelming, especially during the busy summer season. Here’s our take on how to travel Yosemite—and experience the roads less […]

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Patagonia’s Clean Green Wetsuit

Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2014 by L. Clark Tate Aug. 6, 2013—Patagonia, the perpetual innovator, has done it again. The company that looks at playing hooky as a perk and actually encourages customers to buy fewer of their products has discovered a process that will turn a simple seed into that most essential piece of Santa Cruzan […]

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Brains on Pong

Brains on Pong may revel how information is sent via electrodes Published by Science Recorder | June 2013 by L. Clark Tate Remember Pong? A computer game similar the one that had the world tapping “k” and “m” just facilitated a major breakthrough in neurobiological research, according to the Los Angeles Times. Scientists have previously […]

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Lone Signal: Text an extraterrestrial

Published by Science Recorder | June 2013 by L. Clark Tate “E.T. phone home” is taking on a whole new meaning. Lone Signal, a startup company focusing on space and technology, is combining our collective fascination with extraterrestrial life, capitalism, and science in a way rarely seen outside the movie theater. On July 18th they […]

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Obama, Xi reach deal on greenhouse gases

Published by Science Recorder | June 2013 by L. Clark Tate In our vastly interconnected world, it is nigh impossible for any action to avoid unexpected consequences. Last Saturday’s agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, covered by The Washington Post, to curtail specific greenhouse gas emissions marks another link in a long […]

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