Stormy Weather // Adventure Journal

The night before we were scheduled to start a long cross-country backpacking trip in the High Sierra, my hiking partner, whom I’ll call Marci, offered me a way out.          “Do you want…

Scott Jurek is Attempting an FKT on the AT, Again // Outside

Scott Jurek is going for the Appalachian Trail speed record—again. In 2015, Jurek broke Jennifer Pharr Davis’s northbound record by 3 hours and 13 minutes. But his time of 46 days, 8 hours,…

Running the Isle // Patagonia The Cleanest Line

From a distance, Isle Royale looks foreboding to travelers. Boreal forest juts up from dark volcanic lakeshore cliffs—the rock near-vertical and the taiga as thick as the morning fog. Also known by its…

8 small towns to visit this summer in California // San Francisco Chronicle

Read the published story online at the San Francisco Chronicle 1. June Lake (population 390) With stunning craggy peaks, alpine lakes and plenty of outdoor adventure all within a few miles, there is…

The Long Run // Outside

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, one writer reflects on her relationship with grief and running—and the connections between the two Read the essay online at Outside.  As my sisters and I…

Writer John Branch on Death in the Backcountry // Adventure Journal

John Branch was working as a manager at Costco when his wife suggested that he go to journalism school. He liked Costco, and says he’d work there again if he needed a job,…

Virtual Races Keep Runners Going // REI Co-op Journal

In-person events may be postponed for now, but runners are staying motivated and finding community online. Last fall, Deena Kastor watched the weather as she prepared to tackle one of her most difficult…

Ski communities are getting ‘crunched on all sides’ // Adventure Journal & High Country News

Mammoth Mountain closed on a stormy day in mid-March last season, but this time it was not a weather-hold. Chairlifts stopped spinning and skiers went home. Though she didn’t know it yet, Rachel…

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…

Which Way to Mammoth Lake // Mono County Weekly

Commentary on the state of Mono County’s coronavirus response. MONO COUNTY, Calif. — The path to reopening Mono County is a lot like giving directions to Mammoth Lake. No one has been down that…

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