Outdoors

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,…

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…

Coronavirus Claims California Fishing Season Opener // Adventure Journal

For the past few weeks, Chris Leonard has fought against the one thing he loves most — fishing. The Mammoth Lakes resident has been one of the most outspoken Eastern Sierra fly fishing…

Why the Coronavirus May Hit Ski Towns Particularly Hard // Adventure Journal

Just over two weeks ago Mammoth Mountain Ski Area closed indefinitely. The announcement, which a time traveler from a few months ago might not believe, came as a surprise to skiers who live…

Cody Tuttle Has Died in a paragliding Accident // Outside

The adventure photographer and filmmaker Cody Tuttle died in a paragliding accident in the Southern Sierra Nevada on Wednesday, August 14. At approximately 1:20 P.M., an Inyo County Sheriff’s dispatch received notification of Tuttle’s…

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…

How One Trail Runner Helps the NPS Study Wildlife // REI Co-op Journal

Keith Boden suits up in a lightweight long sleeve shirt, pants, and hiking boots. In his pack, he carries food and water and camera equipment, which can sometimes weigh up to 40 pounds….

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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