Machu Picchu Hike: Everything You Need to Know // REI Co-op Journal

Everything you need to know about where to go, when to visit and what to bring to this historic site. Along the train tracks next to the Urubamba River, a steady stream of…

Fall Fly Fishing in Red’s Meadow // Alaska Airlines Magazine

I cast a line into the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. My fly lands on the seam between slow-moving water near the bank and swifter-moving water in the main channel. The…

Bikes and Brews: Mammoth Lakes, CA // REI Co-op Journal

Downhill mountain bike racing got its start in Mammoth Lakes, California, in the 1980s when Mammoth Mountain Vice President, Bill Cockcroft, dreamed-up and then established the Kamikaze Downhill. The world’s best mountain bikers…

The Road to Glory // Runner’s World

Scores of pros have used this famous road–and this long tempo workout–to elevate their game. The Whistle shrills a few times and Coach Andrew Kastor shouts, “Line’em up!” The Mammoth Track Club–including American…

The Art of Adventure Writing // REI Co-op Journal

With an impressive list of mentees, including Alex Honnold and Jon Krakauer, and 29 books under his belt, David Roberts is nothing short of a legend. Here, he sheds light on the evolution of…

Bishop, CA Summer Travel Issue // Runner’s World

Chances are you’ve never heard of Bishop. While its more famous neighbor to the northwest, Mammoth Lakes (a training haven for elites like Meb Keflezighi), may overshadow this remote Eastern Sierra enclave, Bishop…

Tim Tollefson Will Run for Donuts // REI Co-op Journal

Tim Tollefson, 32, was injured and undertrained going into the Transgrancanaria Ultra Marathon last spring. “I expected a death march, but it turned into more of a death march than I ever could…

Camille Herron Becomes First American to Win Comrades in 20 Years // Runner’s World

For Camille Herron, the Comrades Marathon in South Africa was more than just a climb to the finish—it was the culmination of a lifetime of uphill challenges that gave her the fortitude to…

Outdoors in the Eastern Sierra // Alaska Airlines Magazine

In a back cove of Crowley Lake, I practice a roll cast with the wind at my back. My line line flops on the water, making a splash. “Cast it like you mean…

Mountain Man: A Shift From Roads to Trails Elevated Tim Tollefson’s Career // Runner’s World

So many spectators wanted to high-five Tim Tollefson, a pro ultrarunner from Mammoth Lakes, California, at last summer’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc that he almost forgot to cross the finish line. Trail-running fans—who are…

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