Archive - Sports Article
May 25th, 2012
It was supposed to be a quick run up to the White Mountains to watch last Sundayâ€™s eclipse, then another quick run down the mountains and home to Mammoth in time for Monday morningâ€™s work deadline.
I wasnâ€™t expecting muchâ€”just a few hours away from home, a good campfire and meal, and a glimpse of the eclipse.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra held its annual Springtacular for all the “Stars” (participants) with cognitive and developmental disabilities from April 23 - 26.
For veteran downhiller Steven Nyman, Mammoth is a re-start.
Fishing entrepreneur Ronnie Kovach, who last weekend led seminars for anglers in the Village, got a surprise phone call at the otherworldly time of 8 a.m. last Saturday.
It sure would be a bummer if you came up all the way to Crowley Lake, only to wait in long lines for a boat inspection.
Anticipation for a fishing season hasn’t been this big in a decade.
That big hog of an Alpers trout?
The Owens River is that big river out east of Mammoth that cuts a fine, green line through the sage and rabbit brush foothills of the Eastern Sierra, rolling along the feet of the mountains like a blue and silver snake.
Length: 1-8 miles one way
Mammoth made a strong presence last weekend in Seattle, where eight people were inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
The Mammoth Mountain Village Championships ended its season last week, and it was one for the books.
Mammoth High School distance runner Toby Qualls won in the 3200m Russell Cup Invitational last Saturday, but it wasn’t just his competition that was the obstacle.
The Technical Rescue Instructional Project (TRIP) is a local nonprofit aiming to increase technical rescue competence in the recreational climbing community and public safety sector through the provision of affordable rescue training.
While TRIP has developed a standardized curriculum, its trainings have the feel of being custom tailored to the skill sets of the student and range from safe rappelling practices to advanced casualty rescues in completely vertical environments.
Itâ€™s been a dismal winter.
As of Thursday afternoon when the Mammoth Times went to press, the snowfall at Mammoth Pass was at 48 percent of normal for the year. The water content in that snowfall was even lowerâ€”20 percent of normal. The cumulative Owens River Basin snowfall is at about 35 percent of normal. The state gives the central Sierra, where Mammoth Lakes lies, an average of about 28 percent of normal for April 1 this year.