Outdoors

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

Great Heights // Montage Magazine

  In early January, climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen captivated the world by scaling the Dawn Wall, and extremely smooth, 3,000-foot expanse of rock on Yosemite’s El Capitan. The duo’s 19-day climb…

Dave Turner Flies Like an Eagle // USHGPA Magazine

When Dave Turner landed in Verdi, Nevada last spring, he became the first paraglider to complete a full crossing of the state of California—and he did it solo and unsupported. Thirty days earlier…

Interview with Record-breaking Paraglider Pilot, Dave Turner // Visit Mammoth Insider Blog

When Dave Turner landed in Verdi, Nevada last spring, he became the first paraglider to complete a full crossing of the state of California—and he did it solo and unsupported. Thirty days earlier…

The Pantheon: Mammoth, CA // Mountain Magazine

Standing atop aptly named Paranoid Flats I can’t help looking around 360 degrees as I walk to my preferred chute. In the distance, the craggy peaks of the Ritter Range extend above low-hanging…

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