Outdoors

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…

In ‘Nerve,’ Eva Holland Boldly Investigates Fear // Sierra Magazine

  Eva Holland is in the middle of a 10-day backcountry canoe trip on the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia when she gets the news she’s dreaded her entire life—her mother has…

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 Online

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…

‘Limits of the Known’ Explores a Life of Adventure // Outside Online

When David Roberts first climbed in Alaska, in 1963, he felt what he describes as a “wistful sorrow” that he was unable to explore an unmapped region like the British explorer Eric Shipton…

Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps // Teton Gravity Research

To ride Mammoth Mountain’s steep trees, wide open bowls, and vast array of terrain, you’ll want to know where to go when the wind blows, on bluebird days, or in the eye of…

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…

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