Outdoors

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…

‘Limits of the Known’ Explores a Life of Adventure // Outside Online

When David Roberts first climbed in Alaska, in 1963, he felt what he describes as a “wistful sorrow” that he was unable to explore an unmapped region like the British explorer Eric Shipton…

Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps // Teton Gravity Research

To ride Mammoth Mountain’s steep trees, wide open bowls, and vast array of terrain, you’ll want to know where to go when the wind blows, on bluebird days, or in the eye of…

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,…

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