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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…

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…

Olympian Alexi Pappas on Running and Writing Her Greek Heritage // Marriott Traveler

Sitting in the Panathenaic Stadium on a recent trip to Athens, Greece, Olympian Alexi Pappas imagined previous generations of people who, since 1896, have sat in the same seats watching the final moments…

The Life of an Eastern Sierra Avalanche Forecaster // REI Co-op Journal

Josh Feinberg knows that decision making in the backcountry can be life-and-death. That’s why he’s made it his job to give others the tools needed to make sound judgments. On February 1, 2006, three…

Tim Tollefson Will Run for Donuts // REI Co-op Journal

Tim Tollefson, 32, was injured and undertrained going into the Transgrancanaria Ultra Marathon last spring. “I expected a death march, but it turned into more of a death march than I ever could…

Camille Herron Becomes First American to Win Comrades in 20 Years // Runner’s World

For Camille Herron, the Comrades Marathon in South Africa was more than just a climb to the finish—it was the culmination of a lifetime of uphill challenges that gave her the fortitude to…

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…

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….

When Bobbi Gibb Crashed the Boston Marathon and Blazed a Trail for Women // VICE Sports

Dressed in her brother’s hooded sweatshirt and Bermuda shorts to disguise her femininity, Roberta Gibb hid in a forsythia bush on Hopkinton Street near the start line of the Boston Marathon. After the…

Brenda Martinez Turns Rejection Into a Chance to Give Back // Competitor

Brenda Martinez was in sixth place when she rounded the bend into the homestretch of the 800-meter final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. The crowd was roaring. A space opened up in…

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