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.

How to Stock Your Tackle Box

Jul 22, 2017 / Mike McKenna

The first thing you’ve got to do when prepping your tackle box for Mammoth Lakes is smile. There aren’t too many things in life that are more enjoyable than spending a day casting around the well-stocked waters of the Eastern Sierra. Whether you like to fish with bobbers and bait,... MORE

Summer Photo Ops That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Jul 11, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

If you've checked out the Mammoth Lakes Instagram feed, you know the area is extremely photogenic. MORE

7 Easy Hikes in and Around Mammoth Lakes

Jul 08, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

Mammoth Lakes has a hiking trail everyone, even those of us who like to take it easy. MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Bear Safety in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 01, 2017 / Monica Prelle

These tips will keep you (and the bears) safe while you're visiting Mammoth Lakes. MORE

5 Methods of Fishing to Try in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 27, 2017 / Mike McKenna

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve fished or if you’ve ever fished at all, the Eastern Sierra is an ideal classroom to practice the various ways to catch a trout. Worms or flies, trolling from a boat or shore casting—it doesn’t matter. Anything goes in God’s little (make that rather large) slice... MORE

Did You Know Mammoth Lakes Has Volcanoes!?

Jun 23, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

The community is surrounded by an incredibly diverse collection of volcanoes found along the rim of the ancient Long Valley Caldera. MORE

Things Are Heating Up in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 21, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

The 5th Annual Mammoth Half Marathon was this past Sunday, June 19 and it was a warm one! Yours truly paced the 1:45 group and needed to slow down to a 1:54 pace due an unforeseen calf cramp issue. Nonetheless I enjoyed the race and I felt joy when greeted by my daughter, Piper,... MORE

Race in the Most Beautiful Place: Mammoth Lakes Set to Host Array of Endurance Events

Jun 13, 2017 / Visit Mammoth Staff

From the gravity-fueled mayhem of the Kamikaze Bike Games to the podium of AMGEN Tour of California to Mammoth Lakes Half Marathon– which follows a training route that’s led some to the Olympics–Mammoth Lakes’ race calendar offers something both for the world’s elite distance athletes and those just looking for... MORE