Archive - Sports Article
April 27th, 2012
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.
Here’s an idea you can run with:
The Mammoth Biathlon this year was an unqualified success, its coordinator said this week, but the annual event still lacks one critical piece.
Mammoth marathoner Meb Keflezighi continues to reap the rewards of his first-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and his placement on the U.S. Olympic Team.
If you didn’t know what was happening, skiers on Mammoth Mountain last Tuesday might have thought it was 1976 all over again.
Death Valley’s Amargosa River knows nothing, and everything, about being a river
The river is gone.
A few hours ago, it was here and now it is not.
As my last week of training before the Biathlon inched along, I found myself constantly referencing Alana Levin's workout recommendations to be sure I would be ready.