Sightseeing Blogs

How Convict Lake Got its Name

Sep 06, 2016 / Mike McKenna

There once was a time when Convict Lake, one of the most photographed and famous bodies of water in California’s Eastern Sierra, was known by other names.  Names that also hint at the magical and mysterious appeal of the lake’s crystal clear waters. Unlike many drive-to lakes in the region,... MORE

3 Fall Color Scenic Drives in the Eastern Sierra

Sep 01, 2016 / Christie Osborne

With hundreds of miles of roads lined with deciduous trees, the Eastern Sierra is home to some of the best fall foliage viewing accessible by car in the Western United States. MORE

Fall Photo Opportunities Around Mammoth Lakes That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

Aug 11, 2016 / Jason Abplanalp

As the summer season winds down and Mother Nature begins to hint at the upcoming winter, Mammoth Lakes explodes in a dazzling array of colorful fall foliage. Spectacular golden aspen and willow contrast against the deep greens of old-growth pine forests and rusty reds of the Sierra Nevada’s massive eastern... MORE

Your Guide to Yosemite National Park

Jul 21, 2016 / Monica Prelle

From Half Dome to El Capitan, Yosemite National Park’s iconic granite monoliths are not only a sight to see, but also a rock playground for climbers. MORE

Wildflower Photography Tips in the Eastern Sierra

May 23, 2016 / Kalyn LePre

Wildflower blooms vary depending on season and on yearly weather patterns, including winter snowfall and spring and summer rain. Altitude also plays a role in when and where wild flowers bloom. Kendra Knight from Bluebird Imaging joins us to give a few tips for wildflower photography in the Eastern Sierra. MORE

4 Perfect Vistas for Landscape Photography

May 03, 2016 / John Vallejo

While there are plenty of beautiful vistas along US 395, if you get off the highway and explore you'll find some breathtaking photo opportunities. MORE

Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Oct 08, 2015 / Jason Abplanalp

No matter how you arrive, one of Mother Nature's finest works is awaiting your exploration! MORE

Featured Day Trip: Bridgeport and Bodie

Sep 25, 2015 / Monica Prelle

In northern Mono County there are lakes to fish, trails to explore, and hot springs to soak in. There’s even an old gold mining ghost town to wander through. Bridgeport is only an hour drive north of Mammoth and there is an entire day of new adventures waiting to unfold. MORE