Good morning from the Eastern Sierra, we have a few high clouds around this morning. There is a 50% chance of showers and thunder storms today along with hail and high winds. Please note Fire Restrictions are now in place, if you’re dispersed camping there are no campfires allowed.
Taking a look at the current temperatures in the area, up top it’s 46 degrees with a SW winds gusting to 30 MPH. The temperature is 55 down at Main Lodge with light winds to 10 MPH at this time. Down in Mammoth Lakes it’s 62 and down in Bishop it’s a perfect 68 degrees.
Highs in Mammoth Lakes will be in the mid 70s with mid 90s for Bishop. Over night lows will be in the 40s in town with mid to upper 50s down in the Northern Owens Valley areas. High over the weekend will drop 10-15 degrees by Sunday under clear blue skies, winds will be gusting from 20-30 MPH over the weekend from Bishop to Mammoth.
Check our weather page for the fine details of Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra weather.
Mammoth Lakes Travel News:
If you’re looking to come here for a vacation we are officially still closed. I would wait to travel until we get to Stage 3 as declared by the State of California. Nobody in Mammoth has any say in the matter know it’s all in the Governer’s hands now.
Here in town everyone is noticing the uptick in the amount of people. Visitors are a combo of second home owners, dispersed campers and illegal short term renters. Looks like the longest the travel ban is going to last is June 30th and I think odds are high it will be over sooner than that.
To be clear until the State of California moves into Stage 3 there is a ban on tourism, short term lodging and non essential travel.
Once the state does reopen Mammoth Lakes and Bishop will be ready for you to come on up and get a release from being pent up for 3 months.
As of now Second home owners are allowed to travel up to check on their properties and work on their homes or condos. If you’re coming up to secure your property make sure to secure wood piles with fireproof tarps.
USFS Campgrounds for now remain closed, Mammoth Mtn RV park as opened, who is staying there I do not know.
For July and August events have been canceled in Mammoth Lakes, that includes the July 4th Parade and Fireworks Show.
It will be like old time Summer’s in Mammoth Lakes with Biking, Mtn Biking, Hike, Camping and Fishing taking center stage.
Mountain Bike Season has arrived and many of us locals are out riding cross country trails and dirt roads now as they have melted out quickly this spring. I have not heard anything from Mammoth Mountain on what their plans are for the Bike Park yet, let’s hope by July 1st they can open.
While we wait for the green light to re open here are a few trail updates for you: Here in town Uptown is melting out quickly now and it won’t be long till you can make it all the way to Main Lodge.
Downtown needs maintenance with blow downs all over the trail in sections. As for the rest of the bike park I have not ridden or even checked it out yet. All the trails and roads in the Inyo Forest are clear and ready to go now as well.
Starting this Friday is the start of my new Mountain Biking Adventures here in the Eastern Sierra.
Each week I will be heading out to ride and report on new trails and adventure loops you can ride on a Mountain Bike. There will be a fresh write up with photos and all the details of the ride I took.
Should be some great content that you can take action on next time your in town and want to go for a Mountain Bike ride.
***Locals and Second Home Owners can now get their bikes worked on and access bike gear at Footloose Sports.
The rest of Footloose Sports is also now opened they have all sorts of gear available beyond bikes.2nd
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