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Mammoth Lakes’ Top 10 Al Fresco Eats // MountainGetaway.com

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Featured, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Mammoth Lakes’ Top 10 Al Fresco Eats // MountainGetaway.com

Mammoth Lakes’ Top 10 Al Fresco Eats // MountainGetaway.com

Ahh, summer, it’s a great time to get outside whenever and wherever you can. This includes cocktail hour and mealtime, of course. Whether you want to sip sangria while munching on Mexican food at sunset, or enjoy a brew with a spectacular view, dining al fresco in the summertime just can’t be beat. So, grab your flip-flops and your shorts and enjoy these top 10 spots to sip and savor summer in Mammoth Lakes. Read the full story...

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Rite of Passage // Expedition Portal

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Featured, Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Rite of Passage // Expedition Portal

Rite of Passage // Expedition Portal

It started with an ending. Last month my husband, Darin, and I found ourselves on Porcupine Rim in Moab, Utah, finishing a mountain bike ride I had started last fall during a bikepacking trip from Durango, Colo. On the last day of the trip you are suppose to ride the Whole Enchilada, which ends with 13 miles of Porcupine Rim (the complete route is 32 miles). Due to several different circumstances our group had opted to ride out on Sand Flats Road, a less technical fire road. Even though it was the safer thing to do that day, I felt defeated....

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Travels with Mountain Bikes – Preparation

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Travels with Mountain Bikes – Preparation

Travels with Mountain Bikes – Preparation

“When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man, and the road away from Here seems broad and straight and sweet, the victim must find himself good and sufficient reason for going.” -John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley Our reason is mountain biking, and much like Steinbeck as he set out in search of America in 1960, we’ll be searching for great mountain bike trails and the people and communities that support them. With less than three weeks until our departure date, our lives are buzzing with...

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Blazing the Coffee Trail // Fresh Cup Magazine

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Blazing the Coffee Trail // Fresh Cup Magazine

Blazing the Coffee Trail // Fresh Cup Magazine

Football. Columbus, Ohio, is definitely known for football at the Ohio State University. Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo, those are two other things Columbus is known for. White Castle headquarters, yes. A specialty coffee scene? Well, who knew? “Everyone comes to Columbus for football and White Castle,” says John Justice, director of operations at Café Brioso. “We’re shifting focus to something else we do well: coffee.” Read the full story...

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Backcountry Skiing: Education Versus Intimidation // GrindTV.com

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Featured, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Backcountry Skiing: Education Versus Intimidation // GrindTV.com

Backcountry Skiing: Education Versus Intimidation // GrindTV.com

I’ve had my eye on backcountry skiing for years, but the fear of the unknown (specifically, the unknown world of avalanches) held me back. I’ve dipped my toes in it a few times with guided tours, but in my heart, I always knew that if I wanted to be a good backcountry companion, I needed to know how to lead, as well as follow. So, as 2015 drew to a close, I signed up for my AIARE I Avalanche Course with local guide company Sierra Mountain Guides (SMG). It was time to find out if education would override intimidation. Read the full article...

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Ten-year-old Kid Hikes Sierra High Route // Explore.visitmammoth.com

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Featured, Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Ten-year-old Kid Hikes Sierra High Route // Explore.visitmammoth.com

Ten-year-old Kid Hikes Sierra High Route // Explore.visitmammoth.com

Sometimes, as John Muir pointed out, the mountains are calling and you must go, no matter what your age and how far the distance. Going deep into the mountains is exactly what 10-year-old Sage Miller did this summer. Sage and his father, Brant (or Trek-or-Treat and Leadfoot if you want to use their trail names), completed the Sierra High Route Trail, also known as Roper’s Route. “With the premature snow melt I knew we wouldn’t need crampons this year,” Brant said of their route choice. “And it seemed like it might be too hot on the John Muir...

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Vegas for the outdoor adventure traveler // GrindTV.com

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Featured, Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Vegas for the outdoor adventure traveler // GrindTV.com

Vegas for the outdoor adventure traveler // GrindTV.com

Bet you didn’t know that Las Vegas has an adventurous side — and no, we’re not talking about what happens every night up and down the Strip. Go outside the box of what a typical visit to Vegas entails with a day in the outdoors and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Read the full article...

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5 Reasons Flyboarding is Like Snowboarding // GrindTV.com

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Featured, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Flyboarding is Like Snowboarding // GrindTV.com

5 Reasons Flyboarding is Like Snowboarding // GrindTV.com

Imagine your feet are strapped into a board and you are gliding. Now, imagine that instead of fresh pow beneath you, there is only air … and water a dozen or so feet below that. I recently tried flyboarding, the action sport developed in 2011 by Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing, for the first time and to me, it felt a lot like snowboarding. Read the full article at...

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Hut to hut on the Durango-Moab MTB epic // GrindTV.com

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Featured, Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Hut to hut on the Durango-Moab MTB epic // GrindTV.com

Hut to hut on the Durango-Moab MTB epic // GrindTV.com

“The last group that did this got some rain on the last day,” said Glen Miyata, a bike mechanic from Mammoth Lakes, California’s Footloose Sports during a pre-trip bike check, “but I think you guys are going to be fine.” Fast-forward to night two of San Juan Huts’ Durango to Moab, a mountain bike hut-to-hut trip. The 16 x 16-foot wooden shelter shook with thunder, rain hammered the roof and lightning sizzled in the sky as the group of self-proclaimed “Hutties” lay in their bunks in the middle of nowhere. No one spoke, but no one slept,...

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Weekend Warriors: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail // MountainHikingSite.com

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Featured, Hiking & Biking, Outdoors & Adventure | Comments Off on Weekend Warriors: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail // MountainHikingSite.com

Weekend Warriors: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail // MountainHikingSite.com

Many people would love to hike the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, but many people also have full time jobs with 2-3 weeks of vacation per year so a six-month trek in the wilderness isn’t realistic. Instead, why not rack up some miles completing sections of the trail on the weekends? A good place to head for weekend warrior hiking is Big Bear, California where you can take day trips on the famed trail and still wind up in a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Section C of the PCT starts in Palm Springs and goes through Big...

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