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Adventure : Mar 2010

Volcom Snowboard Design Winner Announced

Volcom has chosen the winner of the snowboard design contest, as reported by transworldsnowboarding.com. Victor Ventura, of Quinnipiac University, squeaked out on top of the competition with his entry-- an eye-grabbing combination of graphics and detailed artwork. His style won the attention of judges and Volcom riders alike.  Check out upcoming contests and happenings at volcom.com, or take a look at our favorite boards and gear for these last few weeks of snow.

--Aurora Wingard

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Travel: Bars vs. Grocery Stores Nationwide

Planning a domestic trip? Want to get creative with your roadmaps?  Floatingsheep.com, a research website, just released a map of bars vs. grocery stores across America. Their hunt for the beer belly of the U.S.A found that Wisconsin is your best bet for grabbing a cold one while Louisiana looks pretty good for food. Want to find hotspots with a little more insight? We've got you covered with our best trips--around the states and around the globe, 

--Aurora Wingard

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Shrimp Found in Antarctic Ice

Shrimp have been discovered under a sheet of glacial ice, according to enn.com. The crustacean (technically a distant relative of the shrimp) and a piece of jellyfish were found 600 feet below the ice by probe and camera. This not only raises questions about the potential for life on Earth, but it opens the door for theories about life on other planets.

--Aurora Wingard


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The Gear Junkie Scoop: Mojo Clif Bar

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By Stephen Regenold

Not so long ago, perhaps somewhere a few days down a trail on a backpacking trip, I gave up on the food category known as "energy bars." After years of eating bars from a dozen different companies, something clicked. All of a sudden, bars--calorie-rich and oh-so-convenient in the outdoors--started to seem too sweet, too chewy, and too "fake."

But then Clif Bar & Company did something different. It put out the Mojo bar, marketed as a "sweet and salty trail mix bar," a couple years back, which has steadily grown on me ever since.

The "salty" part of the equation is key. So much packaged food for athletics and outdoors pursuits hinges on a sugary taste. With the Mojo bars, which come in various flavors, a nutty, salty taste is dominant.

Mojo bars cost about $1.50 each, comparable with the competition. Flavors include chocolate peanut, dipped fruit nut, honey roasted peanut, mixed nut, and a couple other options.

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North Dakota Braces for Floods

Heavy winter snowfall in North Dakota means intense spring flooding, according to reuters.com. The state is bracing for an especially angry flood this week, beginning on Tuesday night. The Red River is expected to crest at 38 feet by the weekend (last year topped out at 40.84 feet)  The National Guard has joined with community members to place hundreds of sandbags where the flood will hit the hardest, in hopes of saving not only homes but vital farm land as well. Follow the flood at usgs.gov.


--Aurora Wingard

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