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Video: California’s Only Wolfpack Welcomes 3 New Pups

Three new pups were born to the breeding female of California’s only wolfpack this spring and they have just been caught by trail camera. Wait until the one minute mark to hear the wolves howl.

While gray wolves are native to California, they were hunted to local extinction within the state during the 1920s by ranchers and farmers who were worried about the impact of wolves on their livelihoods. During the late 1990s, California started trying to reintroduce gray wolves to the state but with little result.

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California’s first modern day wolf pack, the Shasta Pack, was spotted in August 2014 but fled over the border into northwestern Nevada in late 2016. The pups in this video were born to California’s second and only current pack, the Lassen Pack. Experts say this is a positive sign for statewide wolf recovery although agriculturalists are still wary.

According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife the three pups raise the number of wolves in California to between seven and ten. Gray wolves are currently an endangered species and protected within California and on a federal level.

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Mark Abma and Chris Turpin’s Sweet New Crib
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Mark Abma and Chris Turpin’s Sweet New Crib

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Sometimes in mountain towns we talk about "Peter Pan Syndrome" as a bad thing. But pro skiers Mark Abma and Chris Turpin have turned it into some serious #goals. The two of them bought some land on a tiny island up in British Columbia and using Abma's geodesic dome as the foundation have created what they call Concept Neverland. Their land has the dome for them to live in, a hot tub, a little beach hut made from Abma's rooftop tent, a bathtub on the beach, and oh, yeah, a disco ball in the

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Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing
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There are two types of people in this world. People who enjoy roller skiing, and people who like making fun of rollerskiing. Unsurprisingly, Daniel Tosh is in the latter category and had a few things to say about the sport. Despite his best efforts, roller skiing is the growing sensation sweeping the nation. In fact, I saw a few out on the local bike path the other day—spandex and all. Sorry, Tosh, they’re here already and they’re not going anywhere.

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Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’
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If you’ve spent any time in a liftline this winter then you’ve probably noticed skiers and snowboarders rocking buffs, headbands, hats, and face masks in all kinds of fantastical colors and patterns. That my friend is the work of Skida, who’s garnered a cult following in the outdoor industry over the last few years. Despite their growing popularity, Skida’s origins are rather humble and began with a pair of cross-country skis in a quaint Vermont town. The story goes that the company’s founder