The Adventure Life—In an ultimate slurpee showdown, Yosemite Falls has unseated 7-Eleven as Slurpee King of the West. Recent springtime temps in Yosemite National Park triggered a natural phenomenon called frazil ice, a slurry of slush that flows like lava down Yosemite Creek. “It’s not snow, it’s not ice, it’s something in the middle,” says Ranger Victoria Mates. An episode of Yosemite Nature Notes explores the phenomenon.
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.