How to Trail Run in the Sierra Nevada | Part 3: Tips & Gear

The right trail running gear can make a huge difference to the outcome of your day. Don’t let poor gear be the subject of the stories you tell. Your memories should be about sunrises and sunsets, summit views and the feeling of running wild, not about blisters, an abraded back, poor stitching or leaky rain jackets.

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How to Trail Run in the Sierra Nevada | Part 2: Choosing the Right Trail Run

Beyond the occasional rolled ankle or knee pain, trail running doesn’t feel like a very threatening sport. But for everyone from beginners to the very experienced, there are numerous objective hazards to consider. In just the last few years, I have lost a couple of friends and known of many others who didn’t make it home from their daily run. Variables pop up in the mountains and experience is what allows you to manage them. Trail running should be taken seriously. 

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Bishop Winter Trail Running

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Tungsten City Run
Rossi Hill Route
Pipeline Traverse
Lower Rock Creek
Sun, mountains, beauty, and of course trails – the things a runner may be seeking come January after too many weeks aching for a real mountain run. In the western US, the most idyllic and reliable options that tick the requirements are the southwest desert and Bishop, California. Read More

The Making of Sierra Trail Runs

In 20+ years of mountain sport projects, from Himalayan climbing expeditions to skiing in North Korea to editorial and commercial shoots in mountain ranges all over the world, I have never enjoyed my work so much as I did while producing the Sierra Trail Runs book.

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