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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…

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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

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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The Best Women’s All Mountain Snowboards // Gear Institute

To conduct our Women’s All Mountain Snowboard Test, test director Monica Prelle rode these boards inbounds and off trail at Mammoth Mountain in California. She compared them side by side riding in variable…

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Behind the Scenes with Mammoth Mountain’s Ski Patrol

Snow dripped onto my face, ran down my cheek, and slowly found its way to the warm cradle of my neck where it settled into a small puddle. If I moved my arms…

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Powderhounds in the Night // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

It’s November as I write this. Snow is starting to fall in the high mountains. Soon my husband and I will head into the backcountry with our new puppy, King. This is a…

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Stoke: Surfing Mammoth’s Snow // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

Standing atop Mt. Morgan South, we enjoyed blissful silence. Weeks of relentless snowstorms blessed the Sierra last winter, and finally there was a break long enough to let the snow settle. The north-facing…

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Climbing a Classic in Kings Canyon National Park // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

As the sun finally lifted over the horizon, the tall granite dome came into view. The cool air rose with the sun and I took off the beanie and down jacket I wore. …

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Backpacking Adventures in the Sierra // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

We were a little more than halfway through our backpacking trip, having walked 137 miles in 10 days in the Sierra Nevada. When we awoke to a crisp, breezy sunrise at a high…

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Hiking the Headwaters: Finding Flow in the San Joaquin River High Country // KCET.org

    Looking west from the outlet of Thousand Island Lake, Banner Peak looms in the distance creating a backdrop worthy of a postcard. The deep blue alpine water sparkles in the sun…

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