Outdoors

Outdoors

SLO County Hike of the Week: Cal Poly ‘Architecture Graveyard’

The “Architecture Graveyard” hike on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo is an easy stroll that provides the unique surroundings of the structures created by students for the university’s Design Village.

Outdoors

A shoe to fit all your outdoor needs

Trail running shoes are all about protection. You want a stable platform for uneven surfaces, a rugged outsole to keep your footing, and a hardy upper that won't be ripped apart when snagged by vegetation on the trail. The Merrell Agility Peak Flex has all of these elements - plus a wide range of motion to help mimic the more minimalist style of running shoes that have become popular. That's not to say the Agility Peak Flex is a minimalist shoe - it certainly isn't, as it features a good bit of midsole foam, rock plates in the heel and forefoot and a molded heel counter for additional support.

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Wina Sturgeon: Properly wax your skis and snowboards for optimal spring riding

Now comes the best part of the ski and snowboard season: spring skiing. It's that brief period where snow is still crystallized and has not yet turned to mashed potatoes. The air is warm and filled with the scent of pines. Spring snow gives extra support to a carving edge, which makes it a great time for novice snowriders to become accomplished intermediates and more.

Videos

Pismo Beach business owner hopes to bring pro surfing event to Central Coast

Pismo Beach business owner Andy McKay is looking for sponsors to make his goal of a World Surf League event in Pismo Beach a reality.
Travis Gibson The Tribune
Pismo Beach business owner hopes to bring pro surfing event to Central Coast 1:39

Pismo Beach business owner hopes to bring pro surfing event to Central Coast

Rock climbing legend Chris Sharma drops in at Cal Poly rock wall 1:18

Rock climbing legend Chris Sharma drops in at Cal Poly rock wall

Hiking the East Cuesta Ridge and Mount Lowe trail in San Luis Obispo 0:35

Hiking the East Cuesta Ridge and Mount Lowe trail in San Luis Obispo

Hiking Cal Poly's 'Architecture Graveyard' 0:41

Hiking Cal Poly's 'Architecture Graveyard'