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June Lake, the “Alps” of the Sierra

If you have spent time in Mammoth Lakes during the winter, then I’m sure you’ve heard of June Mountain.  June Mountain is Mammoth’s smaller, sister ski resort that is located in the beautiful town of June Lake, a short 20 minute drive north on highway 395.  During the winter, June Lake offers both downhill skiing and cross country skiing.  On a crowded day at Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain will often have only a few dozen… Read more.

September is the month for Golf in Mammoth Lakes

If you have never taken in a round of golf while in Mammoth Lakes now is the time to do it, September is one of the nicest times to visit Mammoth, the weather is great and the views of the mountains are stunning, from every hole! Sierra Star Golf Course 2001 Sierra Star Parkway Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546 760-924-GOLF (4653) Designed by Cal Olson, Sierra Star Golf Course, is one of the most challenging alpine… Read more.

Denver to Mammoth Lakes Air Service

It’s been a rumor for quite a few years now – Mammoth airport is going to get flights from all over! And the big question has always been when?  Now we know! A few weeks ago, I accidentally got cc’d on an email from John Urdi (Mammoth Lakes Tourism guru) mentioning expanded flight services to Mammoth.  Of course, I immediately let him know that I got the inside scoop on this and if I could… Read more.

The High Sierra on Horseback

Have you experienced the beauty of the High Sierra on horseback yet?  Do you want to go camping in the wilderness but don’t want to hike miles and miles to get there?  Or, like me, do you want to hike but don’t want to carry 30-40 pounds of gear?  If so, you should check out one of the Eastern Sierra’s many pack stations, which offer a variety of day, overnight, and multi-night trips to nearly… Read more.

Trulia + Zillow = ???

This morning I received an email from Trulia CEO Pete Flint announcing that Trulia has just entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zillow.  The official press release can be read by clicking here! Trulia is an online real estate website that services buyers, sellers, renters, and realtors.  The San Francisco based headquartered company launched in 2005, originally just serving the state of California.  With a large demand of listing agents wishing to… Read more.

Rib Cook-Off & Fireman’s Picnic

Fun and food! Seems like it has snuck up on me again, but we are quickly into the full swing of weekends packed with activities, or festivals here in Mammoth.   I thought I would take the opportunity to talk about just one of the weekends,  July 26-27.  Saturday the 26th brings the Annual Village Fest, which has been dubbed the ‘World’s highest Rib Cook-Off.  Restaurants and chefs go “head to head” in booths set up… Read more.

Summer in Mammoth Lakes

People living in and around Mammoth Lakes, California, are never at a loss for things to do. And this coming July and August will be no exception. Independence Day Weekend kicks off with a series of events and plenty are expected to follow. Here’s a sneak peek at some of what every Mammoth Lakes resident has to look forward to in the weeks ahead: Summer Movie Series If you have time to spare on a Sunday… Read more.

The 2014 Mammoth Half Marathon

As I watched the runners come up the hill (yes, up the hill) I began to tear up with jealousy.  Yes, jealous of the 1500 runners struggling to complete Mammoth’s Second Annual Half-Marathon. Jealous of people running 13.1 miles at 8000 feet above sea level. I would’ve been running with them, except I have a tear in my meniscus that has been preventing me from participating in such events. My heart was pounding and excited… Read more.

Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC – https://www.cerrocoso.edu/) is the local two year college serving the Eastern Sierra communities of Mammoth lakes, Bishop, Big pine, Independence, June lake, Death Valley, Lone Pine, and just about everywhere else within both Inyo and Mono Counties.  CCCC is one of three colleges in the Kern Community College District.  The beautiful campus located within Mammoth Lakes is referred to as the Eastern Sierra College Center.  There is also campuses located… Read more.

3 Hiding Places Burglars Don’t Look

Are your valuables easy prey for home invaders? Even if you take the time to hide your valuables, burglars are skilled and very resourceful and know how to find what they are looking for in a limited time frame. They are good at what they do and they know where people tend to hide their precious belongings. Studies suggest that the average burglar takes just eight to twelve minutes to rummage through your home to find the… Read more.