How The 2020 California Wildfires are Affecting Mammoth Lakes for the Weekend of 9/25/20

Creek Fire Mammoth Lakes

As much as everyone here on the ASO Mammoth team would like to leave the 2020 wildfires in the rearview as soon as possible, there’s a reason they call it a fire season. Despite the hard work and sacrifice of all the men and women currently fighting the fires near Mammoth Lakes, there is still … Read more How The 2020 California Wildfires are Affecting Mammoth Lakes for the Weekend of 9/25/20

How California’s 2020 Wildfires Have Affected Mammoth Lakes

mammoth Wildfires

Californian’s and the people who love to visit here are used to wildfires between the months of July and October. However, the 2020 fire season stands above all others as the most destructive due to millions of acres burned, dangerous air quality, and damage to homes and businesses despite only being midway through September. There … Read more How California’s 2020 Wildfires Have Affected Mammoth Lakes

What You Need to Know About Dispersed Camping in Mammoth Lakes

dispersed camping

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

Why You Shouldn’t Stack Rocks While Hiking

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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

Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Mammoth Lakes

If you’re looking to spend as much time as possible outside and enjoying the mountain air during your visit to Mammoth Lakes, then eating at restaurants with outdoor seating is a no- brainer. We may be locals, but we understand the need to spend as much time as possible in the Eastern Sierra, so the … Read more Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Mammoth Lakes

The Best Lakes for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking in Mammoth Lakes

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Mammoth Lakes

Enjoying yourself while stand up paddle boarding or kayaking is as easy as finding some water, putting in, and seeing where the water takes you, right? Maybe that’s true in most places, but when you’re visiting somewhere with as many spectacular mountain lakes as Mammoth you have the luxury of choosing the water that best … Read more The Best Lakes for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking in Mammoth Lakes

Top Tips for Enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Mammoth Lakes

Holiday weekends may look a little different this year, but the Eastern Sierra is still here and as beautiful as ever. Mammoth is ready to welcome you with open arms – and a few important things to keep in mind. Here’s your guide to visiting and enjoying this Labor Day weekend in Mammoth Lakes and … Read more Top Tips for Enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Mammoth Lakes

How to Social Distance in the Outdoors

Social Distance

You’ll be hard pressed to find a year in recent history where people focused more on their health than 2020. After all, we all know about what COVID-19 has done to people’s physical health, but the seismic disruption COVID has caused in just about everyone’s life has also taken a toll on mental health. Fortunately, … Read more How to Social Distance in the Outdoors

The Accessories you Need for a Perfect Day on the Lake

Although many people know Mammoth for perfect snow and a long winter season, it’s no coincidence that the town is called Mammoth Lakes. Between the perfect weather, cool water, and incredible scenery, it’s hard to beat a day on the water in the Eastern Sierra, but after countless days on the water here the team … Read more The Accessories you Need for a Perfect Day on the Lake