My home state of California has the beach, desert, mountains, and redwood forests. Some of my favorite memories growing up are of exploring the great outdoors and one of the best places to do that is Mammoth Lakes! The lakes and surrounding area offer camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and the list goes on and on. A few summers ago I went camping with my dad in Mammoth Lakes and we had a ton of fun. Here are some of the pics I took from that trip.
Not an actual mammoth, don’t worry! But this is a life size replica of the animal where Mammoth Lakes gets its name. Can you imagine running into one of those out in the mountains?
This is about halfway through one of your day hikes. We reached the top of an incline and I turned around to admire the beautiful view. Off in the distance is Yosemite and the famous Half Dome.
My aesthetic this day was 90’s grunge. I think I nailed it!
There was a lot of thick brush on either side of this river. When we found an opening it was our chance to sneak in for some fishing. The water was very clear and it was fun finding the fish before they saw you looming over them.
The hike in to Devil’s Post Pile had hardly any incline and only classifies as a “hike” because it was in the great outdoors and it was a dirt path. It’s easily accessible and many different types of people were out walking to see the site, the very young and old and even a couple of small dogs in their own carrier purses!
Even though it was the middle of July the mornings were cold. I was thankful for the fire pit and crackling fire each morning.
A couple of stickers on our trash and food storage lock box. My dad saw a bear run through our campsite at dusk one night but I wasn’t quick enough to see it. Keeping all trash and food secured away in bear proof containers is very important when you’re camping. You don’t want to wake up to a hungry bear only a few feet away from you! And the other photo….I thought this drawing on a dumpster was hilarious. The bipedal bear looks human-like with his floppy hat and string of fish. I can only imagine what would actually happen if a bear approached me wanting my fish.
And finally, one of the many beautiful wildflowers that can be found up in the mountains and around Mammoth Lakes. How gorgeous are these?
Where is your favorite camping spot? If you don’t want to give up your secret let me know your favorite area to camp in….beach, mountains, desert?