Tracks of Passion~a regional California history book about American hero Dave McCoy, Eastern Sierra skiing, and Mammoth Mountain
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Robin Morning

Brought up in a Southern California skiing family, Robin Morning ski raced for Mammoth Mountain during the 1960s when Dave McCoy was coaching a flock of junior racers that included his own children. She went on to race for the U.S. Women's National Team from 1965 through 1968. Robin ended her racing career at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France after breaking her leg in a downhill training run the day before the Opening Ceremonies. While attending college in both California and Colorado, Robin coached ski racers. She later spent twenty years living in Leucadia, California, where she raised two boys, Benjy and Jesse, and taught school for the San Dieguito Union High School District. She since has relocated to Mammoth Lakes where she currently resides. After completing Tracks of Passion, Robin co-directed the 2009 International Ski History Congress held in Mammoth simultaneously with the International Skiing History Association's annual ski week.




Photo of Dave and Roma McCoy taken by Gerald Bybee at the McCoy's home in Bishop, California, 2005, and used on page 354 of Tracks of Passion







Robin portrait

Photo of Robin Morning taken by Susan Morning for the cover of Tracks of Passion




Dave McCoy

In August of 2010, Dave McCoy celebrated his 95th birthday in Bishop, California where he resides with Roma McCoy, his wife of almost 70 years. Dave remains actively involved in life, mostly pursuing two of his greatest passions: photographing the Eastern Sierra and contributing/raising money to help the Mammoth Lakes Foundation support higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra. Dave's philosophy on life, voiced in his introduction to Tracks of Passion, is an inspiration that is one of his trademarks