Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

7 Things to Do in Spring in Mammoth Lakes

Mar 27, 2019 / Monica Prelle

Springtime in Mammoth Lakes is what California is all about. Here are seven things you can do while you're here to get a taste of the action. MORE

8 Places for Winter Hiking in Mammoth Lakes

Nov 27, 2018 / Jessica Kennedy

When you think about hiking, T-shirts and sunscreen may come to mind. But with a few extra layers, hiking becomes the perfect year-round activity. Even in the winter wonderland of Mammoth Lakes, there are plenty of hikes for the non-skier in your group or for everyone to enjoy on a... MORE

Top 5 Lakes for Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierra

Oct 03, 2017 / Monica Prelle

The only thing that is more photogenic than fall foliage is the reflection of fall colors on the water. 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

3 Days of Adventure: Climbing in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 12, 2016 / Monica Prelle

To really experience Mammoth Lakes climbing, you’ll need three days (hopefully more) to explore the different crags, various types of rock. MORE

Ten-year-old Kid Hikes Sierra High Route

Oct 28, 2015 / Lara Kaylor

10-year-old kid hikes the High Route in the Sierra. Sage Miller and his dad hiked 195-miles together and offer these tips for thru-hiking with kids. MORE

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Mountain Travelers

Aug 25, 2015 / Christie Osborne

Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra are known for stunning scenery, but you don't have to be a professional photographer with an expensive camera body to take great landscape photos while on vacation. MORE