Outside Magazine, Jun 2007

Laird Hamilton in Malibu, California    

F E A T U R E S

FITNESS SPECIAL
ASSETS MANAGEMENT
One of the best investments you can make is in your body, and with a little help from our fresh plan for balanced lifelong fitness, you'll see across-the-board payoffs and never waste a drop of energy on dead ends. PLUS: Overcoming diet woes, keeping stress from sabotaging workouts, and staying in shape forever with the Lab Rat.

THE BOOMTOWN, THE GRINGO, THE GIRL, AND HER MURDER   Listen to Podcast version
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When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee ensued. But TONY D'SOUZA was on the scene from day one. This is the story you haven't heard.

DEAD WEIGHT   Listen to Podcast version
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Poor ERIC HANSEN. After heading all the way over to Nepal to take a stab at the Way of the Sherpa, he found out that all those wiry, diminutive porters are actually pretty big badasses, and your average dude probably shouldn't attempt to do their thankless job. But it seems the hardest part was actually shouldering all that humility.

THAT HAD TO HURT
Michael Ghiglieri, co-author of a bestselling compendium of macabre tales from the Grand Canyon, is back with an equally creepy look at suicide, madness, and foul play in Yosemite National Park. Join KEVIN FEDARKO as he sits down with the Colorado River guide to rehash a few of the tragicomedies that have come from humans gone wild.

T H E  O   Z O N E

THE HOT LIST: SUMMER TOUR 2007
Buckle up. We're hitting the road on a coast-to-coast quest for the absolute best of the sunny season and you're riding shotgun.
HOW WE ROLL: Five trips covering a collective 10,000 miles of American road prove it's all about the journey.
COVET: Master your in-vehicle media with Pioneer's new ten-in-one console.
THE OUTSIDE INTERVIEW San Francisco Giant Barry Zito, baseball's highest-paid pitcher, loves tasty waves, good tunes, and, of course, the Swayze.
EPIC: Two Aussie road warriors surf every state in the U.S. somehow.
FRESH LOOT: The best camp chair, the coolest port-a-fridge, a rechargeable blender, and more nomad swag.
R&D: How all those supergeeks at UC Davis created the ideal hybrid road-trip rig. (Just plug and play.)
GOOD EATS: Get a great grill, build a perfect fire, and make a killer meal. (Note: This is a charcoal-only event.)
SPORT: Live and breathe like a Hawaiian waterman.
BOOKS: Sweet summer reads from Bernd Heinrich, Mark Levine, Ron Carlson, Michael Ondaatje, and others.
FILM: A new Everest documentary follows Conrad Anker as he retraces the last steps of George Mallory.
STYLE: For this year's beachwear, skin wins and design rules.
ASK DAVE: Eating goat, shaking hands, and a watch that'll save your life.

OUT THERE
ExplorersWeb, the foremost source for insider adventure news, is beloved by its hardcore fans and hated by some of its juiciest target=s. Let the crossfire begin! BY BRYANT URSTADT

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