Mammoth Lakes Insiders Blog

Mammoth Lakes Insiders Blog

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Insider 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. You'll find everything from outdoor adventures, local history, food and dining culture and even theater reviews.
Aug 26, 2014 / Stacy Corless

Frequent Sierra trekkers consider the contents of their backpacks an extension of their very beings. The most famous pack identity is that of early twentieth century Sierra mountaineering legend Norman Clyde. Norman Clyde roamed the High Sierra from his home in the Owens Valley and in the 1920 and '30s recorded more than 130 first ascents, and topped out on every 14,000-foot peak in California.MORE

Aug 26, 2014 / Mike McKenna

The only thing that goes better together than fishing and beer is … well, nothing. So here are a few of the Eastern Sierra’s finest local brews for angling, lying about angling or just toasting another splendid day in the High Sierra. GET CANNED: When local Beer Geeks found out that Mammoth Brewing Company (MBC) was coming out with micro-brew in a can, the question that echoed throughout the Eastern Sierra was: “What kind of hops have...MORE

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Your family vacation to Mammoth Lakes probably centers around our incredible array of outdoor activities. Most of the time, the weather cooperates, but what if it doesn’t? Fortunately summer storms tend to be short-lived and bring much-needed moisture to the Sierra Nevada so they generally pose only a minor and even welcome disruption. MORE