Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

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

Two Favorite Family Day Trips from Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

It’s back-to-school time and fall is just around the corner. We’re still enjoying plenty of great weather here in the mountains and late summer and early autumn is a terrific time to visit the area. Mammoth Lakes is centrally located to a number of amazing attractions, and the amenities here make it an ideal base for your family vacation or weekend getaway. MORE

Hiking Across the Sierra from Deluxe to Ridiculous

Aug 26, 2014 / Stacy Corless

Hiking in the Eastern Sierra is imminently satisfying in and of itself: gaining a ridge or reaching the pass or summiting a peak are all very worthy goals. But there’s something about crossing a mountain range that makes you feel extraordinarily accomplished and closer to the land, somehow pioneering. Indeed,... MORE

Best Bets: An Introduction to Family Hiking Around Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Betsy Temple-Truax

Hiking is a favorite family pastime in Mammoth Lakes for locals and visitors! It’s a great way to get out and experience our amazing landscape. There are countless hiking opportunities available in the area for all abilities. Here are some perfect introductory trails, safety tips, and resources to get you... MORE