Mammoth Lakes Locals Blog

Stories and Adventures By Mammoth Lakes Locals

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Locals Blog, where you’ll find real locals writing about their adventures in the mountains and offering you trip ideas and tips to make your next trip to Mammoth lakes awesome. From outdoor adventures and snow reports to details on the newest restaurants and events in town, you’ll get the scoop and latest updates from the people who know Mammoth Lakes best.

Winter Driving: Everything You Need to Know About Snow Chains

Dec 06, 2018 / Meghan Miranda

Make sure you know which restriction level your vehicle falls into, and plan to use your snow chains when that level is indicated.  MORE

New at The Crib: Year-Round Access for Winter Training

Dec 04, 2018 / Sarah Rea

The Mammoth Lakes Crib is opening its doors for the first winter since its inception in 2011. MORE

8 Places for Winter Hiking in Mammoth Lakes

Nov 27, 2018 / Jessica Kennedy

When you think about hiking, T-shirts and sunscreen may come to mind. But with a few extra layers, hiking becomes the perfect year-round activity. Even in the winter wonderland of Mammoth Lakes, there are plenty of hikes for the non-skier in your group or for everyone to enjoy on a... MORE

Made in Mammoth: Locally-Made Goods You Have to Try

Nov 16, 2018 / Meghan Miranda

The little four-square-mile town of Mammoth Lakes is brimming with entrepreneurs and creative minds.  MORE

In Search of Golden Trout in the Eastern Sierra

Sep 04, 2018 / Mike McKenna

There’s something mysteriously alluring and downright magical about golden trout. MORE

5 Reasons to Stay a Few Extra Days around Gran Fondo

Aug 11, 2018 / Monica Prelle

After months of training for the Mammoth Gran Fondo (plus the 100-mile bike ride at altitude), you’ve surely earned a few extra days of vacation to relax and actively recover. With warm days, cool nights, and fall colors beginning to change, September is an ideal time to kick back and enjoy the... MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Camping Etiquette

Jul 18, 2018 / Monica Prelle

Wherever you pitch your tent or park the RV it is important to follow camping regulations and the unwritten rules of camping etiquette.  MORE

Where to Go Shopping in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 11, 2018 / Betsy Temple-Truax

A guide to some of the best stores for outdoor equipment, clothing, souvenirs, family fun, local art and books. MORE