Hiking & Backpacking Blogs

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

[VIDEO] Packing for a Day Hike in Mammoth Lakes

Aug 26, 2014 / Visit Mammoth Staff

We caught up with Jon Crowley from Mammoth Mountaineering Supply to talk about how to properly pack your backpack for a day hike. Watch the video below. MORE

Top Three “Must Know” High Altitude Tips

Aug 25, 2014 / Christie Osborne

Follow these top three high altitude tips to ensure this Memorial Day Weekend in Mammoth Lakes is your best trip ever! MORE