Exploring the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains

Photographer Kellen Mohr spent 12 months—on and off—wandering the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, sometimes by way of quick car-accessible excursions and sometimes on multi-day hikes. Along the way, he captured his experiences on 35mm photography. In a brief photo essay, Mohr presents a highlight reel to The Field magazine, showcasing the wonders of the California destination. From a volcanic caldera to glistening lakes, the …

North Drinkware’s California Half Dome Pint Glass

Molding an iconic mountain into the base of a hand-blown vessel

A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers’ attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass. Once again, they’ve utilized real 3D data of their mountain inspiration, in conjunction with hand-blown glass molding. This crux of traditional techniques and technological advancement is only …

Western Rise Outdoor Apparel

A new brand for mountain enthusiasts with distinguishing water-repellent technology to keep dry when fishing to hiking

As both a fishing guide and ski instructor in Vail, CO, Will Watters knew that the mountains offered more than just one specific sport or experience. Along with his girlfriend (who would later be his wife), a fellow ski instructor in the valley, Watters wanted to design clothing that encapsulated the diversity of mountain life. The resulting new brand, Western Rise, launches with their debut …

Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot

A step forward in the snowshoe world offers unrivaled agility and traction in sleek, lightweight form

There’s no getting in the way of a skier or snowboarder on the hunt for untracked, deep snow. While the lengths some riders go to for a fresh covering might seem ridiculous to an outsider, alpine touring veterans know that the journey up is all part of the reward. Born of this desire to access new lines, three skiers in the Italian Alps set out …

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Shelters

Minimalist yet high-tech wilderness leantos that cut weight via modular design

The backpacker’s quest for lighter and stronger gear is seemingly endless—and for good reason. When you’re a three-day walk into the wilderness, every ounce counts and equipment failure isn’t an option. Maine-based Hyperlite Mountain Gear first caught our attention with their ultralight and strong packs made from the veritable wonder material cuben fiber (more about that later). Now, the simplicity-focused maker of outdoor gear brings …