Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.
Sierra Nevada College students with wandering hearts and a taste for adventure have a chance this year to explore Japan, China, Hawaii or South Africa and get school credit at the same time.
EnvironmentalFrom camping and hiking, to learning about organic farming and observing elephant seals and the environment’s ecosystems, Assistant Professor Andy Rost and his Fundamentals of Environmental Interpretation class learned it all on March 7-9 at California’s Central Coast.
“I think I left my beacon in the truck,” my friend said. The quarter-size snowflakes stuck in his beard as he rifled through his pack. I peered out over the edge of the chute that carved a path down to the frozen lake below.
Castle Lake is a small glacial lake located approximately 10 miles outside Mt. Shasta City. On your typical morning in June, the lake would be bustling with families unpacking picnics, kayaks and fishing gear from their cars. Today was different. Today only a small caravan of skiers braved the two feet of fresh snow to take advantage of the rare powder day in June.
The veiled woman watched us with careful attention. Perhaps we captivated her by our conversation that at times switched from Spanish to English, or the distinctiveness of our bi-racial portrait—a gangly Americano and a Morena. I’m sure the conversation was hard to follow, and it was getting rowdy in the bar car of the 18:20 train going from Tupiza to Oruro. A group of four Argentinians, a few Germans and a Brazilian couple joined us to drink wine and beer in their booth.
My ears popped. I put a finger in each and adjusted my jaw. At that moment a muffled blast shook the mine shaft. Dust and small pebbles bounced off my helmet.
“The miners are blasting deeper into the mountain.” Jesus chuckled and brushed dust off the mouth of his whiskey bottle, as if in this environment he was concerned with contamination.