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REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards for 2021

REI has helped generations of people find the right gear for them since 1938. Now, they are using their team’s hard-earned knowledge and expertise to recognize best-in-class gear at the co-op. Through the REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards, they honor the top-performing products in a set of rigorous field tests conducted by co-op staff and [...]

Ebikes

Rad Power Bikes RadRover Electric Fat Bike Version 5 in Forest Green (Limited Edition) $1.00  in stock Details Shopify.com as of January 14, 2022 5:17 am The RadRover seamlessly blends rugged capabilities and exceptional comfort. The all-terrain tires, sturdy frame design and the 750W geared hub motor makes this the perfect electric fat bike for [...]

Rabbit Ridge to Simi Peak and China Flats

An HWD classic discovered in 2008, its been copied by many other Meetup groups, and even mountain bikers, making a once overgrown trail easily followed in most places

How to Choose Hiking Socks

The average person takes 2,000 steps to travel one mile. Factor in the up and down of a hiking trail and the roots and rocks you’ll encounter along the way, and that number only gets higher. With every step, the right socks play a critical role in keeping your feet comfortable and blister-free throughout your journey.

Rivas Ridge Loop

A hike along a little-known trail on Rivas Ridge serves as an alternate route to Goat Peak and provides a new link to the Backbone Trail and Will Rogers Park

Wildwood Classic

A Wildwood Park hike to Lizard Rock and Paradise Falls. Trails traveled include Moonridge, Stagecoach Bluff, Wildwood Canyon and Indian Creek

Abnormalities Linked to Inbreeding

News Release Date: September 9, 2020 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A young male mountain lion with physical abnormalities – a kinked tail where the end is shaped like the letter “L” and only one descended testicle -- has been discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, biologists with the National Park Service say.  This critical discovery represents the [...]