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By Ransom & Casey Richardson

The Alvord Desert

We had heard good things about this spot, but were mostly setting off into the unknown. What we found was sheer, raw beauty. 

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By Brandon Alves

Keeping the Options Open

The surrounding mountains were lit up by a pink sky as I slowly stepped out of my cocoon and on to the helicopter pad where we would fly to our home for the week at Whitecap Alpine lodge. With the helicopter stuffed with a weeks worth of grub and gear, we lifted off into the dense mountain range.

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By Eric Liddle

Lost in Color ~ Slope & Swell Magazine

As much as we're drawn to the mountains, we have an undeniable thirst for the sea. It's the California dream ~ surf at sunrise, ski into the sunset ~ a feat accomplished by few. So just as you would expect, when we first picked up Volume 1 of Slope & Swell magazine, we instantly knew we had to meet the team behind this inspiring publication.  Fumbling through what felt like speed dating for small businesses, our call with Courtney and Tam, the founders of Slope & Swell Magazine, quickly led us to realize that we had more in common than just a shared passion for the outdoors. Hailing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and being profound lovers of the central coast, the...

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By Jen Gilanfarr

Sherilyn Goes North - The Wakebabes Take NZ

We’ve become addicted to ‘the next stop’ - to the mystery of what lies ahead and to the adventures on the road that lead us there. Flick and I have been on a roll the last three years, rallying a crew, packing up the boat and hitting the road to explore unchartered waters from New Zealand to the Eastern Sierra. We are after the landscape. Alpine lakes, rugged mountains, barren coastline - the opportunities seem to be endless. Wakeskating for us has become more and more about the adventure, seeking out untouched waters, foreign landscapes, and the long roads that lead us there. This was our second trip through New Zealand, our first trip left us in awe and the...

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By Eric Liddle

Northbound in Patagonia

Exhausted and burnt out on trail mix, Kevin and I headed to the only open restaurant in El Chaltén for a much deserved cold beer and a feast. We had just finished the descent of Mt. Fitz Roy in Patagonia. We'd been backpacking through Patagonia up Highway 40 from Ushuaia to Mendoza - taking every opportunity to explore along the way. That night, after our third beer and our first hearty meal in days, we decided it was time to hit the road again. Wandering over to the bus station, one of the few non-restaurant businesses in town, Kevin stepped up and purchased a one-way ticket north with the remaining cash that we'd scraped together. I was up next and...

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