Outdoors

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…

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…

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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