Regional Hiking

Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Is a Hiker’s Paradise

Mammoth Lakes, just outside the Eastern Gate of Yosemite in the Eastern Sierra is a hiker’s paradise in every season. *SPRING* Hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area during the spring offers spectacular scenery and mild temperatures. Each week a new lake thaws and the snow melts on one of our many trails. Highway 120 to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Natio ... Read More »

Living History: Autumn Hiking in the Dolomites

It isn’t autumn yet, and we are not trying to rush it along, but if you want to go hiking then, you will need to be making plans now! Hiking in the Dolomites in northern Italy in autumn is always captivating: the larch trees that clad the lower slopes turn a golden yellow, while the peaks are still topped with ... Read More »

Classic Crystal Lake: A gem within a gem

By Lara Kaylor The hike to Crystal Lake begins in the Mammoth Lakes Basin — a beautiful area in the heart of Mammoth Lakes that boasts beauty and wonder all on its own. Make it to Crystal Lake, however, and you’ll find a special gem. Nestled in an alpine setting at approximately 9,500 feet, Crystal Lake is a popular summertime ... Read More »

Like Beach Camping? Here are the Top 5 Locations in California

by Isabella Noyola If you’re interested in camping, to take your camping experience further, in California you will start looking for camping close to the beach or in the best-case scenario – camping on an actual beach. Meaning, you want to be put to sleep by the sound of crashing waves of the ocean and be awaken by the seagull ... Read More »

Saddle Mountain Rocks!

by Pamela Mattson McDonald Saddle Mountain is a natural wonder of extruded, hexagonal, basalt columns, vistas of major Northwest mountains and home to forty plus wildflowers. Ascending the trail, views of the ocean, inland peaks and vast forestlands surrounding it, spread before you. The geological forces of the mountain’s creations are revealed as trekkers round bends and surmount vantage points. ... Read More »