Sierra Magazine Releases 8th Annual Paddling Issue


(SAN FRANCISCO) – TodaySierra magazine, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, released its annual paddling issue. Seventy percent of the planet’s surface is water; for this reason it’s easy to get caught up in the season’s newest water sport and apparel innovations, and swept away on our country’s striking waterways.

Devoted to paddle sports of all kinds, the May/June issue features a special section written by Darren Bush, owner of Rutabaga, the largest paddle sport retailer in the United States. Darren shares his adventure on the Gulf of California, paddling around a world UNESCO island, and on the other side of the Gulf, in a large, shallow bay that is a nursery for California Grey Whales.

Readers are encouraged to enter to win Sierra’s Annual Paddling Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 16.5’ Ally canoe. Entering couldn’t be easier.

Assistant Editor Jake Abrahamson heads out to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to help the Stream Team test the waters, keep the park clean and bridge a decades-old divide between National Park Service rangers and local residents.

Though it’s rarely paddled these days, the dehydrated Rio Grande can still hand out a drubbing, as adventurer Frank Clifford found out when he embarked on a canoe journey down the endangered river.

Sierra Club Outings highlights some of its best trips geared towards young people or run by our more youthful leaders. Travel with the “under 50” crowd and embark on rugged challenges in Sequoia National Park or work on trail restoration among wildflowers and glacial lakes on Mt. Rainier, Washington.

Finally, enjoy the Green Life with ecofriendly schmears like Justin’s Honey Almond Butter and Premium Organic Sesame Butter from Golden Millstone. Find out Jane Goodall’s favorite place on Earth – it’s not where you think! And for your next adventure, whether it’s in the water or up on a mountain, Sierra magazine found the best ecofriendly cell accessories.

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