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
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 … Read more Why You Shouldn’t Stack Rocks While Hiking
There’s never a bad time to get outside in Mammoth Lakes but fall just might be the best time. Mammoth Lakes’ cool and comfortable fall weather, stunning fall colors, and multitude of ways to spend your time outside are bound to make you fall in love with the outdoors. If you don’t believe us, then … Read more The Best Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes During the Fall
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 … Read more 7 Things Mammoth Mountain Hikers Shouldn’t Do
In a beautiful location like Mammoth Lakes that’s peppered with multiple points of interest, it’s easy for hikers of all skill levels to get caught up in the moment. This is fine, but it can be a problem if you’re new to hiking and end up pushing yourself too hard. Here’s what you need to … Read more How Far Should I Hike if I’m a Beginner?
Surrounded by dozens of hiking trails and more than a million acres of forest, Mammoth Mountain is the perfect place to become one with nature. If you’re planning to hike in this area, it helps to be as prepared as possible so you can enjoy a truly rewarding experience. Here are six tips to keep … Read more 6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hiking Trip to Mammoth Mountain
While Mammoth is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding during the winters, and for its world-class fishing, hiking, fauna and flora during the summers, many often overlook one of Mammoth’s most beautiful times of year: Spring. Though not all trails are open yet (some are still snowed in), springtime hiking in Mammoth is one … Read more 5 Best Spring Hikes in Mammoth Lakes
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 … Read more What You Need to Know About Hiking with Microspikes
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 … Read more Should You Use Hiking Poles?
If you’re an avid hiker who wants to extend their range or someone who just wants to spend more time outside, then backpacking is the perfect new outdoor sport for you. If you don’t camp often or have never had to carry you camp on your back though, then getting into backpacking can be difficult … Read more Essential Gear for Backpacking Beginners