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In the Wake of Sherwins’ Gate

Mammoth Skiers Form Trails Organization: MLTPA The heavy iron-and-stone gate on Ranch Road in Mammoth Lakes, California was once symbolic of the battle for access between public land users and private landowners; in…

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La Niña on Steroids

La Niña on Steroids: Cold Temperatures and Record Snow Accumulations A series of epic storms hit the Pacific coast in December causing power outages, road closures and massive snow accumulation in the Sierra…

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Snovember Dumps Record Snowfall on the West

Early-season snowfall broke records in many areas of the west this November, opening ski resorts and filling in backcountry zones earlier than normal. The Tahoe region saw Squaw Valley reporting their biggest November…

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STOKE: Surfing Mammoth’s Snow

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…

On Matterhorn Peak

On Matterhorn Peak: An Ode to Spring Skiing

It takes a crazy sort of patience and determination to backcountry snowboard on a cold, spring morning. Traversing up an off-cambered slope, my splitboards hardly held an edge. Frozen, icy conditions can be…

Mount Ritter 13,157 feet: A Photo Essay

Photo by Jon Carlton Photo by Jon Carlton Photo by Jon Carlton

Mount Tom 13,652 feet: A Photo Essay

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