VANISHED // Climbing Magazine

The first snowfall of the year is usually a beautiful and joyous celebration in the small ski town of Mammoth Lakes in California’s Eastern Sierra, but the early October snow was disheartening for…

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…

How to Travel to Machu Picchu // REI Co-op Journal

  The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is perhaps one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. While those who crave more undiscovered gems may be hesitant to join the…

A Dose of the Outdoors // REI Co-op Journal

New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on…

Celebrating the Ultra Running Ancients // Trail Runner Magazine

The race through the Sacred Valley celebrates Peru’s history of running. For Traill Runner Magazine, July 2018 When Claudio Castillo started to plan a running event in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas…

Run Mammoth: A Destination Guide to Running in Mammoth Lakes, California

This high altitude haven offers inspiring scenery, an abundance of trails, and a healthy running community. It is no secret that Mammoth Lakes is one of North America’s top high altitude running destinations….

Active in the Eastern Sierra // Alaska Beyond

The bike trail descends from the summit of Mammoth Mountain and winds along a slope scattered with pumice. The air is thin and cool, but it is the view that really takes my…

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