We sent Mountain Creative Director Dave Cox on assignment for the cover photo.
Mike Steere reports on the darkest of murder mysteries in the lightest of places—California’s Sequoia National Park.
We sent Lee Cohen and Rob Ephrain Story to Alberta on the off chance they’d be consumed by bears. Instead, we got this super-banger travel log.
Michael Darter pedals with mountain bike legends at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth Mountain, CA.
Hut, Hut, Like!
Patrick Doyle and his Fighting Irish clan invade a pastoral Maine hut system. Ryan Stuart finds out what backcountry ski lodge owners do in the summer. And Davidé Cox ditches the angry midget in Telluride.
departments + columns
Contributing photographer Steven Gnam documents the Crown of the Continent.
Meet Brad Petersen—Utah’s new Recreation Czar. >Your summer reading list is here—but it’s not for the beach. >Plus: more hip gear from PNW startup, Poler Stuff.
gear, gear, gear, gear
Two classic mountain bikes that keep on rolling: The Moots Mooto X YBB and the Yeti 575. And a buyer’s guide to road bikes for mountain folk. A buyer’s guide to mountain-worthy road bikes. And your mountain bike gear essentials: The Shimano XC-90 Custom Fit cycling shoe, and head to toe apparel and gear. A starter’s kit to the simple world of tenkara fishing. And casual apparel by real deal mountain brands. Plus, the ultimate tailgating setup.
Cool places to stay in the mountains: A modern hostel in Breckenridge, CO. An Adirondack-style inn on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. And a mountain bike basecamp with microbreweries on-site in Bend, OR.
Mountain town museums find their niche. Inside the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and other high country cultural agents.
Meet Paul Spencer, the man who is making solar make sense.
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