Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

Best Backpacking Trips near Mammoth Lakes

Aug 17, 2015 / Monica Prelle

http://www.mammothtrails.org/trail/56/convict-creek-trail/Mammoth Lakes is ideally situated in the Eastern Sierra Nevada with the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness in our backyard. With hundreds o miles of hiking trails you can easily hike to Yosemite National Park or Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park in a multi-night backpacking trip. There are also endless possibilities for short over night trips to alpine lakes. Here are a few of our favorite backpacking destinations. MORE

Bob Tanner, Sr. reflects on a lifetime exploring Reds Meadow

Aug 15, 2015 / Mike McKenna

There are very few people—if any—who know the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada better than Bob Tanner, Sr. Bob explored and guided people into the massive and mountainous region for over eight decades, much of it while riding a horse or one of his beloved mules. MORE

Backpacking Near Mammoth Lakes for Beginners

Aug 04, 2015 / Monica Prelle

Backpacking is a combination of hiking and camping. You are basically hiking your overnight gear into a wilderness location and spending a night or two camping in the great outdoors. Before you trek out on a backpacking trip for a night or a few there are a few things to know about backpacking in Mammoth Lakes. MORE

Mammoth Lakes Insiders Guide to Buying Hiking Boots

Jul 31, 2015 / Monica Prelle

From lightweight trail running shoes to mid-cut hiking boots and traditional mountaineering boots there are more options on the market today for hikers. MORE

Thru-Hikers Guide to Mammoth Lakes

Jul 29, 2015 / Monica Prelle

The luxury of hot showers and good food are enough to lure backpacking thru-hikers off the Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail, and into Mammoth Lakes. For thru-hikers heading south from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney or north from Mexico to Canada, the town is an easy place to resupply, rest, and get back on the trail again. Here is your thru-hikers guide to resupplying in Mammoth Lakes. MORE

A Beginner’s Guide to Camping in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 09, 2015 / Monica Prelle

If you’ve never been camping before, or if you haven’t gone since last summer and need some reminders, here are some tips for camping in Mammoth Lakes. MORE

Adventures with Your Best Friend: Hiking With Dogs in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 01, 2015 / Kalyn LePre

The Eastern Sierra is a dog’s paradise—natural lakes, wide-open trails and plenty of woodsy smells. Whether you’re looking for an easy paved walk or a stunning mountain trek, there are plenty of options you and your pooch will love. Here are some tips from Scott Quirsfeld from the Eastside K9 Avalanche Rescue for hiking with your dog. MORE

Exploring the Early History of Mammoth Lakes: Top 3 Day Hikes Near Town

Jun 25, 2015 / Jason Abplanalp

Do you enjoy hiking in the legendary and scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains? Are you a history buff interested in the early development of the western U.S.? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, we have three short walking adventures around Mammoth Lakes just for you. MORE