Category Archive for "Adventure"

Canyoneering Zion

With the rope locked tightly in my right hand, I took a moment to look down. Nothing but air stood between my neoprene boots and the sandy Zion canyon floor 100 feet below. The water-carved sandstone walls curved and contorted

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Mountain Biking the Soquel Demonstration Forest

I bunny-hopped the log pyramid, and whipped my bike around the corner, hovering slightly over the seat, gently guiding the bike by pressing my inner thighs against the saddle. We pushed through the deep, lush forest, spinning past thick stands

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Adventure Racing With The Peanut Gallery

“This is where things really get interesting,” I thought, as the three of us hugged, lay down in the mud pit, and started rolling, struggling to hold onto each other. Months earlier, my girlfriend and I decided to participate in

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The Dipsea Experience

The sand stung our faces as the first helicopter touched down on the beach. Its red fuselage dipped below the horizon of the small stand of trees between us and the beach, and the paramedics ducked, turning their heads to

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