July 5th, 2022 @ 8:06 AM Good morning it’s a beautiful day up here in the Eastern Sierra. Looks like a great week to get out and enjoy some Summer time fun.
At this time everything is 100% open and the weather and air quality are in great shape. The window cast this morning has clear skies from Mammoth Mountain down to Bishop.
At the 11,053 foot level, the temperature is 49 with an SSW wind at 17 gusting to 27 MPH. At the Resort level (8900 Feet) the temperature is 55 with light winds with the Bishop area in the low 60s.
If you’re going to be out in the Mountain Bike Park or at the Resort Levels the next couple of days, expect highs in the low to mid-60s with lows into the mid-40s tonight.
Winds will continue to be breezy out of the SW at 15-25 with gusts in the 35-45 MPH range over the highest elevations and Sierra ridges.
*Please Note: Fire Restrictions are up now until the first snows come in the Fall. No Campfires or BBQs (even with a permit) outside of hosted campgrounds. You can still use a propane stove outside of the developed campgrounds.
If you’re in the area and happen to see smoke please call 911 and report it without hesitation. There have already been 2 close calls right near Mammoth Lakes that got put out due to spotters seeing smoke early on.
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What to Do in Mammoth Lakes and around the Eastern Sierra
It’s the heart of Summer Vacation and Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra are full up right now. If you’re planning on coming up over the 4 day weekend it would be advisable to have reservations in place for camping, hotels, and or a condo before you travel to the area. Just about all area campground are now open, to check for a campsite before you come to the area use this link and make a reservation.
The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is now opened to the top with Off the Top and Skid Marks open. Most of the mid mountain trails are also open, just a few more and 100% of the terrain will be up and running crews have been battling some sever erosion to get the park going this year.
Hiking is now wide open, with day hikes and the back country in great shape, just be ready for some bugs. Try a hike out of Mesquite flats at the top of Rock Creek Canyon. The Crystal Lake hike in the Mammoth Lakes Basin is also just gorgeous right now. If you’re looking for a long day hike try the Duck Lake Pass out and back hike.
The local hot tip for hiking is to go early, late birds will find most parking areas already full by 9 AM. And don’t forget the bug spray they are thick in spots at this time.
The fishing season has been strong for those who know where to go and how to fish during lean times. My advice if you want to fish is to hire a guide, when Snowman does go fishing that’s the MO, tag along with somebody who can get you some hookups under the current conditions.
There is a lot to do at this time of the year, check out our full What To Do and What’s Open Report at this link.