Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

7 Scenic Sierra Summits

Sep 08, 2014 / Monica Prelle

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

Your Ultimate Guide to Hiking with Dogs at Mammoth Lakes

Sep 03, 2014 / Kalyn LePre

I caught up with Michael Johnson our US Forest Service Representative for Mammoth Lakes to discuss tips on hiking with your dogs. MORE

3 Perfect Days of Adventure in Mammoth Lakes

Aug 28, 2014 / Monica Prelle

Stellar Brew & Natural CafeWe all know that Mammoth is an adventure playground in California’s backyard. The problem is not finding something to do, but deciding what to do. In three days you can pack in a lot of adventure. Here’s a guide to your 3 days of adventure in Mammoth Lakes. MORE

Top 5 Hikes off the Beaten Path

Aug 28, 2014 / Monica Prelle

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

Your Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Fishing in the Eastern Sierra

Aug 27, 2014 / Kalyn LePre


Mammoth Lakes Hiking Essentials

Aug 27, 2014 / Monica Prelle

One of the best ways to see the wilderness surrounding Mammoth Lakes is to get on a trail and go hiking. From alpine lakes to mountain streams and meadows there are plenty of serene environments to inspire a hiking adventure, but you’ll need a few hiking essentials before you hit the trail. MORE

How to “Leave No Trace” in the Mountains

Aug 27, 2014 / Monica Prelle

You may have heard the saying "Leave No Trace," but do you know what it means? MORE

Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile National Monument

Aug 26, 2014 / Monica Prelle

Heading over Minaret Vista into the Reds Meadow area, views of the Minarets and Ritter Range highlight this scenic drive. Located just 30 minutes from Mammoth Lakes, the region is known for its Devils Postpile National Monument, 101-foot Rainbow Falls, and the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  MORE