Winter Outdoor Recreation Guide 2014-15

Project for Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 Winter Outdoor Recreation Guide 2014-15 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 […]

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Christmas Tree Farms: Into the Woods

Your guide to local Christmas tree farms Published by Los Gatos Magazine | 2015 By L. Clark Tate Few things conjure the holidays like wandering wooded hillsides to find the tree tailor-made by nature (and artful pruning) just for you. Chilled mountain air, warm cups of cocoa, an intrepid overland search and the thrill of […]

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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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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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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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Seize the Day

How to soak up every hour of the summer solstice Published by Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is our one chance to truly max out on daylight fun. This year, June 21 falls on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse to while […]

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Summer & Fall Outdoor Rec Guide

Published in City Weekly‘s 2014 Summer & Fall Outdoor Recreation Guide Reach for the Stars Isn’t it time you explored another Utah-provided national treasure: world-class dark skies? A new-moon night sky in the deep desert is like a mini big bang of beauty; it will crush your heart and expand your soul. Patterns of glowing […]

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Ano Nuevo State Park

Published for Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2014 by L. Clark Tate Charming and picturesque (almost) beyond belief, Año Nuevo State Park enjoys an embarrassment of cultural and natural riches. A quick 21 miles up Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz, the area feels remote but is steeped in human history. Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and […]

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Desert Days

Photo by Katie Darby CC. Head to southern Utah for your own spring awakening Published by City Weekly | November 2013 By L. Clark Tate Southern and central Utah is about as wide-open as spaces get, and the combo of the red rock, pale-green scrub and bright-blue sky is pretty outstanding. But come summer, this wanderer’s paradise is […]

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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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