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The Great Jonny Copp

The Great Jonny Copp

Aug 17, 2009 August 17, 2009

It’s been a little over two months since we lost our dear friend Jonny Copp and needless to say the healing continues. Pete Takeda, a close friend and climbing partner of Jonny’s — and the author of An Eye at the Top of the World which… Read More

Team Dirtbag

Team Dirtbag

Jul 25, 2007 July 25, 2007

This submission came to us from Topher Browne, a Patagonia Ambassador and recovering dirtbag. I have not really been a dirtbag for several years now. I recently traded in the last in a long line of Toyota trucks for an efficient but less than capacious Honda Civic. If I… Read More

Above: Scott DeCapio trying to lull us into complacency. Photo: Kelly Cordes

A Good Ride

By Kelly Cordes   |   Nov 2, 2012 November 2, 2012

Shadows crept across the pavement, clouds reflected stars and headlamps crawled slowly up the road, bicycles under a full moon at 12,000 feet. A month later – just last week, in fact – I parked my beater Honda and stood on the sidewalk outside of… Read More

Winters of My Life, Howard Weamer

Winters of My Life, Howard Weamer

By Old School   |   Aug 24, 2010 August 24, 2010

I first met Howard Weamer back in 1977 when a couple of friends and I decided to ski into the Ostrander Hut in Yosemite. Sporting rented wooden 210 cm skis, low-cut Alfa boots and Tonkin Cane ski poles, we waxed up the skis, loaded up our… Read More

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

Product Testing – Cool Weather Cycling

By Old School   |   Feb 12, 2010 February 12, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and Products Tested: Capilene 2 Bottoms, Shelled Insulator Pants, Simple Guide Pants, Windproof Gloves, Socks, Nano Puff, Alpine Wind Jacket, R2 Jacket, Integral Jacket Activity: Cool Weather Cycling… Read More

Four Summer Stories Added to the Tin Shed

Four Summer Stories Added to the Tin Shed

May 4, 2009 May 4, 2009

We're not poaching on the classic MacGillivray/Freeman surf flick but we do have news about one of its stars. Gerry Lopez's field report, "Surfing with Aloha," is one of four new stories that have just been added to the Tin Shed. Sailboat captain Liz Clark, whale activist Crystal… Read More

Lines of Eleven

Lines of Eleven

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jan 13, 2012 January 13, 2012

Note: On this blog in 2011 I wrote over 30,000 words in 40 original blog posts (to TCL readers, I apologize for the resultant drop in your IQ). I also edited and introduced another seven posts from other authors, and wrote a little on my… Read More

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Bumming in Eastern Oregon

Mar 21, 2007 March 21, 2007

We got this field report from Laura Cooper, a Virginian living in Oregon. I really liked her story, writing and dedication to the outdoors – she’s an ESL teacher who spends most of her time backpacking, skiing and reading, as well as birding, paddling, and taking pictures.Thanks for the great… Read More

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