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.

Mammoth Track Club’s Season is Off to a Flying Start

May 05, 2017 / Andrew Kastor

Winter is finally winding down here in the Eastern Sierra, so we’ve commenced our weekly club membership practices. These practices take place at 7 am every Tuesday at the Whitmore Track Facility. Our group consists of a wide array of abilities, from the first-time runner to the Boston Marathon Qualifier,... MORE

Deena Kastor’s Tips for the Mammoth Half Marathon

May 03, 2017 / Christie Osborne

In preparation for the Mammoth Half Marathon, we caught up with Deena Kastor to talk shop about her vision behind the race, her favorite runs in the area and her tips for preparing for a high altitude race. MORE

Where to Find the Best Pizza in Mammoth Lakes

Apr 27, 2017 / Betsy Temple-Truax

When it comes to great pizza, Mammoth Lakes truly delivers. After a full day of outdoor exertion and adventure in the stunning Eastern Sierra, there’s nothing more satisfying than a delicious pizza with great toppings, perhaps accompanied by a pitcher of a local brew (or root beer for the kids).... MORE

Spotting the Elusive Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

Apr 19, 2017 / Jason Abplanalp

The Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis sierra) is one of North America’s most magnificent mammals. These majestic creatures are only found within the rocky high-alpine ridges and deep canyons of California’s wild and scenic Sierra Nevada mountain range. With patience and luck, you can spot a herd of these... MORE

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Mammoth Lakes

Apr 13, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Whether you’re gearing up for a morning on the slopes or a big summer adventure, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ll need food to fuel your day exploring Mammoth Lakes, and luckily the town has plenty of great breakfast choices, from sit-down-and-relax restaurants to quick grab-and-go options.... MORE

Champion Ultra Runner Clare Gallagher on Running, Reefs and Frosting

Apr 04, 2017 / Monica Prelle

Clare Gallagher quietly made her ultra running debut while living abroad in Thailand. It did not take long for the 25-year-old Colorado native to make a splash on the ultra circuit when she returned to her home state and won the 2016 Leadville 100 in the second fastest women’s time... MORE

Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib Reopens for the Season

Mar 15, 2017 / Lara Kaylor

Now in its sixth year the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib has hosted Olympic runners, professional road cyclists, national champion mountain bikers, world-champion triathletes and a litany of elite endurance athletes hoping to join their ranks. A home-away-from-home for professional athletes looking to benefit from the unique combination that makes Mammoth... MORE

Top XC Skiing Tips from Brian Ellison of Brian’s Bicycles & Cross-Country Skis

Mar 09, 2017 / Monica Prelle

When Brian Ellison worked at the Highlands Lodge on Old Mammoth Road in the early ’70s, he put a sign out on the street reading “Honk for Bike Service.” That was the beginning of Brian’s Bicycles and Cross-Country Skis, long before he had a storefront and expanded to the ski business.... MORE