For 75 years, Smokey the bear has been telling us his classic line, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Now, the ASO Mammoth team is going to help you do just that by walking through how to build, start, and extinguish a campfire safely. Even if you think you know how to build a safe … Read more How to Build a Safe Campfire
As calm and peaceful as nature may seem on a hike, it is always unpredictable, and conditions can change quickly due to weather or accidents on the trail. The good news is that the best way to prepare for an emergency, a hiking first aid kit, is full of cheap and accessible items that will … Read more What to Put in Your Hiking First Aid Kit
When you think of camping in the wilderness surrounding Mammoth Lakes, you probably don’t think of crowded campsites and a packed reservation system, but that’s what you’ll find in Mammoth Lakes’ most popular campsites during the summer and fall months. Mammoth Lakes attracts visitors from all over the world year-round, so camping in the most … Read more What You Need to Know About Dispersed Camping in Mammoth Lakes
Although the first time you go camping can be an adventure, once you get camping down there is nothing more relaxing. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the desert or in the mountains, getting back to the basics is a great way to slow down and appreciate all the things that make our lives great. … Read more How to Camp While Being COVID-Conscious
Camping is one of the simple pleasures of life for many people. This is especially true if your intended destination is the Mammoth Lakes area. Whether you’re a beginner when it comes to camping or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, you may not be fully aware of the many benefits of camping. Today, we’re going to … Read more What Are Some of the Advantages of Camping?
Camping in the Mammoth Lakes area presents many possibilities for both beginning and seasoned campers. It’s a great, expansive place that offers plenty of campgrounds and ideal spots to pitch your tent and gaze at the stars. But if you’re new to camping or simply unfamiliar with camping in Mammoth Lakes, the helpful folks from … Read more 6 Essential Guidelines for Camping at Mammoth
When the weather is nicer and ski season is officially over, one of the activities you’re welcome to enjoy at Mammoth Lakes is camping. In fact, there are more than 800 campsites in the Mammoth Lakes area, and many of them are near pristine lakes or sprawling forests with adjacent streams. The helpful folks from … Read more When Is Mammoth’s Prime Camping Season?
As if you didn’t have enough reasons to spend time outside, the rising popularity of dark sky areas and reserves is just one more outdoor activity that you have to take advantage of. Although dark sky reserves are a relatively new addition to America’s excellent public lands, there are several areas in California that make … Read more What to Know for Your First Visit to a Dark Sky Park
As the staff of a ski and snowboard shop in Mammoth Lakes, we’re practically required to love cold weather and the snow that comes with it here at ASO Mammoth. However, since we offer outdoors gear for use all year long, we know that there are some people who can’t wait for the cold weather … Read more ASO Mammoth’s Tips for Camping in Cold Weather
Despite Mammoth’s early snow this year there is always a chance for wildfires during summer and fall due to dry conditions. Even after wet winters and precipitation in the summer, wildfires are always a serious threat to the Eastern Sierra wilderness and all who live there. If you’re visiting Mammoth Lakes when there are dry … Read more ASO Mammoth’s Wildfire Prevention Tips