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Axle Ethington's Guide to Yosemite

Axle Ethington's Guide to Yosemite

I think we’ve all seen those old iconic photos that Ansel Adams has taken in Yosemite.  The black and whites of Half Dome and the valley floor. And if you're like me they left you with a longing desire to make your way to the park to have an adventure of your own. The only problem with showing up in Yosemite without a game plan as to which trails you want to take can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed.   
Weekend Adventure in Muir Woods

Weekend Adventure in Muir Woods

Looking for a quick weekend adventure? Muir Woods (National Monument) located just North of San Francisco is your spot. The surrounding area has an abundance of beautiful scenery, great food and lots of fantastic locations perfect for a weekend full of adventure.
That's Just Like, Your Opinion, Man.

That's Just Like, Your Opinion, Man.

'The Big Lebowski or “The Dude” shuffled into theaters 20 years ago — and people are still talking about him (or like him) today. But how was this cinematic phenomenon born, exactly?

Cajones

Cajones

Absolutely massive wave surfed by Rodrigo Koxa -- a new world record! 24.4 meters tall. 

From Vanlife to Farmlife

From Vanlife to Farmlife

Ridgemont Ambassador Alex Jackson is a bit of a nomad. He'll work half the year on a farm in Canada in order to save up cash so that he can spend the other half of the year on epic adventures. This year he loaded up his wife, his dog, and his gear in his Toyota Hiace van named Norton, and then tripped all the way down the west coast into Mexico. Camping, sightseeing, hot springing, you name it, they did it. 
Welcome to Splitsville

Welcome to Splitsville

"A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa.

 

The Hoffmeister Hustle

The Hoffmeister Hustle

Ambassador Peter Hoffmeister has just announced that he'll be racing world class speed climber Hans Florine! The race is set to take place in Eugene, OR on June 11th at The Columns, a natural rock structure within the city limits. It's Pete's home turf, but Hans is considered one of the best in the world, so... Maybe it's a toss-up?!
L.A. from the inside out

L.A. from the inside out

Street photography is a tricky thing. It may seem simple but but it takes patience and a little cunning to get yourself into the right situations to get a great shot. Jerrick Romero is a friend of ours, and has a great talent for taking photos of all kinds, particularly street photography. Here he tells a little bit about his technique and what got him where he's at...

Livin' la vida vanlife

Livin' la vida vanlife

Alex Jackson is a Ridgemont Ambassador on the move. Literally, he hasn't stopped moving almost daily for the last few months. Hailing from Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, Alex works hard at home most of the year as a heavy machine operating farmer. He'll save his dough during the working season so that he can hit the road during the off season with his wife, his dog, and his rig. From Canada, through the US and Mexico, this year Alex has seen it all. And he's still not home yet.