Outdoors

The Life of an Eastern Sierra Avalanche Forecaster // REI Co-op Journal

On February 1, 2006, three skiers’ lives changed forever in one group decision. They were Mammoth Mountain ski patrollers skiing in the Eastern Sierra backcountry on a day off from work. The sky…

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 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…

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…

Tasc Performance Elevation Base Layers // Mountain Online

My review of the Tasc Performance Elevation Base Layers for Mountain Online: The Claim: Tasc Performance says their base layers are designed to keep your temperature regulated during brisk winter workouts. The fabrics are odor-resistant,…

How a Pedal Strike Can Start a Wildfire // Bicycling

Your mountain bike isn’t the only thing that can get damaged when you pedal-strike. In late August, Inyo National Forest fire investigators determined that a bike pedal colliding with a rock August 5 started the…

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 Beat Altitude Sickness // Backpacker Magazine

  Summit season is upon us. Follow these tips from altitude expert Dr. Pete Clark to stay healthy on your next high-elevation trip. Eat smart The high-altitude diet: more carbs, less fat. Why? It…

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