Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

Peak bagging is, in a sense, a lofty pursuit—though the loft might come from elevated altitude rather than soaring intellect. Whatever your views of Darwinism, use the milestone as a good excuse to head to the mountains to celebrate your bipedal ability and opposable thumbs.MORE

Mammoth Lakes is an outdoor paradise like no other—the rugged natural beauty of our backyard makes it an ideal hiking destination. With an extensive system of trails in Mammoth, you won’t need to go far to find a trailhead, but there are also exceptional destinations to the north and south, so you’ll never have to hike the same trail twice, unless, of course, you love it that much.MORE

Standing on top of just about any mountaintop in the Sierra Nevada is sure to provide a scenic view—an ocean-like expanse of peaks as far as the eye can see. The range is home to 10 mountains taller than 14,000 feet including the highest in the Lower 48 and more than 100 peaks reach 13,000 feet.MORE

Mammoth Lakes is one of the top hiking destinations in California for a reason. There are endless destinations with rugged beauty and hiking trails to lead you there, but like any popular area, the trails can be busy especially during peak hiking season. Next time you are heading out for a hike, try a new trail that is a little off the beaten path. There are plenty of trails in our backyard that are less visited and equally as spectacular. Here are 5 hikes to try on your next visit:MORE

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