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Spring Snow = Longer Ski Season

Three feet of snow graced the Sierra Nevada mountain range, extending the resort skiing season at Mammoth Mountain until Memorial Day and—hopefully—delaying the start of the upcoming Northern California fire season. [Mercury News]

 

Gearhead Take: We’re all about the endless winter and we’ll ski til the snow’s gone, but we can’t lie: we’re counting down the days ‘til dry trails, too. 

Cobbled Classics Close With Paris-Roubaix

Dramatic crashes, flat tires, and unexpected takeovers make this Paris-Roubaix one to remember. Although not as eventful as the rain-muddled 2021 race (which was delayed from its original April date until October due to a COVID-19 surge in France), this year’s Cobbled Classics closer had loads to talk about, from racer tactics to abundant punctures. [Cycling Weekly]

 

Car Camping Korean Pizza Recipe

LA-based chef Linhbergh lets us observe his non-traditional approach to camp cuisine. We asked for an unconventional pizza for our backcountry adventures, and he delivered with this Korean BBQ-inspired recipe. [Backcountry]

Hiking The Appalachian For Mental Health Awareness

After a friend lost his daughter to suicide, Tim Uncapher is hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The veteran-owned Elizabeth Mattera Foundation provides suicide prevention training, workshops, and community events. Follow Uncapher’s journey along the AT here. [WSET]

 

Federal Funds To Improve Utah’s Fish Habitats

Anglers, rejoice! Three projects aiming to improve fish habitats and migration have received funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of the National Fish Passage Program. These projects are expected to protect aquatic habitats, reduce flooding risk in communities, and improve river flow.  [KSL]

Diverse We Run Highlights Runners Of Color

Taiwanese-American endurance runner Carolyn Su created @DiverseWeRun to share weekly posts highlighting the experiences of non-white runners. We’re stoked to give her a follow, since representation in outdoor sports helps dispel cultural stigmas that prevent people from participating. [Outside]

Movement Crystal City Becomes The First Unionized Climbing Gym

After the employees of this Virginia gym voted in favor of unionizing in November 2021, the National Labor Relations Board is finally certifying the gym’s union, Movement For Equal Footing. The work to coordinate with parent company El Cap and Movement’s leadership team is coming next. [Gear Junkie]

 

What Wildlife Officials Are Doing About Illegal Wolf Killings

Mexican gray wolves, despite their population’s slow rise, are still a recognized endangered species, and human interference has been a major adversary to this species’s survival. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to address accidental and illegal wolf killings with education and outreach. [ABC News]