Why You Shouldn’t Stack Rocks While Hiking

stack rocks

There are plenty of things that can catch your eye when hiking near Mammoth Lakes thanks to the beautiful natural scenery, but there’s also one thing that could catch your eye because it’s unnatural. Stacked rocks, also known as rock cairns, dot hiking trails, campgrounds, and wildernesses all the way from Florida to Washington state […] Click to Read This Article

7 Things Mammoth Mountain Hikers Shouldn’t Do

Mammoth Mountain Hike

If becoming one with nature is your goal, there’s no better place to achieve this than at Mammoth Mountain. This picturesque location features dozens of hiking trails that are ideal for hikers of all skill levels. While hiking at Mammoth can certainly be rewarding and enjoyable, it’s important to be aware of some things you […] Click to Read This Article

What You Need to Know About Hiking with Microspikes


One of our favorite things about living and working in the Mammoth Lakes area is the endless amounts of beautiful and challenging terrain to explore. However, when winter comes some of the ASO Mammoth team’s favorite hiking trails can be unreachable due to snow and ice, which is why we love using microspikes. Microspikes allow […] Click to Read This Article

Should You Use Hiking Poles?

Hiking Poles

Out of all the outdoor activities out there, hiking may be the simplest. After all, it’s just putting one foot in front of the other, right? If you said yes, then you probably think that you don’t need another piece of gear to do something that’s technically as simple as walking. However, there are reasons […] Click to Read This Article