Mammoth Lakes Insider's Blog

Mammoth Lakes Insider's 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 / Mike McKenna

Angling, particularly of the fly variety, has long been a male dominated sport. But those days are disappearing faster than a cooler full of beers during the season opener on Crowley Lake. It’s estimated that currently more than one out of every five fly fishers is a woman, and the numbers of female fly anglers are rising like Caddisflies on a mid-summer morn on the Lower Owens.MORE

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 / Lara Kaylor

When you train in Mammoth Lakes, you’re training among the best. Professional and elite runners, cyclists, triathletes and more could very easily be the athlete ahead of you on the trail. They flock to the Eastern Sierra for its high altitude attributes that make them leaner and meaner when it comes to race day. While in Mammoth Lakes, these athletes are often given a home base at the Mammoth Lakes Endurance Crib at Snowcreek Resort.MORE