Mammoth’s “Bear Whisperer” resigns because of contract disagreement // Mono County Weekly

The Town of Mammoth Lakes reduced staff because of a $3.9 million projected budget deficit in the general fund primarily due to COVID-19.  He may be known as the “Bear Whisperer,” but Steve Searles…

Coronavirus Claims Some California Fishing Season Openers // Adventure Journal

For the past few weeks, Chris Leonard has fought against the one thing he loves most — fishing. The Mammoth Lakes resident has been one of the most outspoken Eastern Sierra fly fishing…

In ‘Nerve,’ Eva Holland Boldly Investigates Fear // Sierra Magazine

  Eva Holland is in the middle of a 10-day backcountry canoe trip on the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia when she gets the news she’s dreaded her entire life—her mother has…

Why the Coronavirus May Hit Ski Towns Particularly Hard // Adventure Journal

Just over two weeks ago Mammoth Mountain Ski Area closed indefinitely. The announcement, which a time traveler from a few months ago might not believe, came as a surprise to skiers who live…

Mammoth Mountain, Calif. No. 22 // SKI Magazine 2020 Resort Guide

Ever since Dave McCoy opened the first rope tow in 1942, Mammoth has had a long history of California ski culture—riding up the lift is like “putting on a favorite old sweater,” says…

Cody Tuttle Has Died in a paragliding Accident // Outside Online

The adventure photographer and filmmaker Cody Tuttle died in a paragliding accident in the Southern Sierra Nevada on Wednesday, August 14. At approximately 1:20 P.M., an Inyo County Sheriff’s dispatch received notification of Tuttle’s…

How to Go Hiking in Japan // REI Co-op Journal

Japan is a country of coastline, forest and mountains. For generations, the natural environment has been considered sacred and a part of life. This feeling of respect and awe for nature is noticeable…

Six of the Best US National Trails // The Guardian

Described as a “wilderness path in our backyard”, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), goes through 57 major mountain passes, dips into 19 major canyons and meanders alongside more than 1,000 lakes and tarns….

Olympian Alexi Pappas on Running and Writing Her Greek Heritage // Marriott Traveler

Sitting in the Panathenaic Stadium on a recent trip to Athens, Greece, Olympian Alexi Pappas imagined previous generations of people who, since 1896, have sat in the same seats watching the final moments…

There’s No Running in Forest Bathing // REI Co-op Journal

The guard shuffled toward me. No running, no running, he whisper-shouted, waving an orange baton in my direction. Clad in a navy-blue suit with a crisp white shirt, his face wore a genuine look of…

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