Mammoth Snowman Summer Update 7-29-2019

7-29-2019 – 2 PM – Good day everyone, thanks for stopping by

What a great weekend in Mammoth we just had with the highlight being the last days of snow sports on Mammoth Mountain.

We have some photos from the weekend posted on our snow report page here.

Looks like a great week of Summer fun this week, get on up here for some Mountain Bike, some Fishing and maybe a nice hike.

With last weeks thunderstorms, there has been a couple of fire starts over the high country, but nothing has taken hold as of this time.

A bit of smoke was visible over the crest on Sunday and there was a hint of it in the air last night, but it’s all gone today. 

The weather for today is calling for clear skies with no thunderstorms or rain in the forecast. Highs in Mammoth will be in the 70s with upper 60s to low 70s at Main Lodge and into the Lakes Basin. Higher elevations will be in the 60s if you want to cool off from the Summer heat. 

Nighttime lows are into the 50s in the Mammoth area, with upper 50s to low 60s in the lower elevations and the Owens Valley. 

Winds will be light during the morning hours with afternoon winds 20-30 MPH at times out of the SW. 

For Snowman’s complete Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, and Bishop weather forecasts use this link.

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Fishing Season: It’s been a great season of fishing here in the Eastern Sierra out of Mammoth Lakes. Lake fishing has been very productive with lots of hookups. Mammoth and Convict Creeks are starting to flow a bit slower, and are fishable in spots.

For more information about fishing check out the fishing section of the web site here. 

Mountain Biking: The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is open with 3 lifts and the shuttle bus now open. Looks like about half the trails in the park have been cleaned up and opened after that massive winter we had.

Here is a link to trails you can ride outside of the mountain bike park for free in the Inyo National Forest

For our complete update please use this link to the Mountain Bike Report.

Hiking: The Mammoth Lakes Basin trails are in prime shape now for a day hike. With the warmth of Summer on, hiking in the Lakes Basin is much cooler than the lower elevation trails.

Road Biking: Try a ride from Mammoth to June and back for a nice long road ride. Parking at the Green Church 5 mins out of Mammoth and riding out to Benton and back is also a great ride right now as well. Down in the Owens Valley, the mornings up to about 11 AM are perfect for a ride. 

Take a walk on the Mammoth Lakes Paved Trail System. These trails spread all over town and are paved for easy walking or biking. Start out at the park on Old Mammoth Road. 

Check out the Hyden Cabin: now open daily off Old Mammoth Road across from the Mammoth Creek Park. This old cabin sits right on the side of Mammoth Creek.

There are picnic tables and when the water is not running high some great fishing at the cabin. Inside the cabin, you will find a treasure trove of the old days in Mammoth Lakes. 

Scenic Drives:  Take a drive up to June Lake and drive around the loop. When you hit the town of June Lake try out June Pie for the best Pizza in the Eastern Sierra. When we do the lop we also do the drive north about 10 mins of 395 to the Mono Lake Visitors Center. 

June Lake Beach: This is the best beach in the Eastern Sierra with tons of sand and good bathrooms close to the parking area. Best to go early for calm conditions as the wind blows in your face out of the SW each day afternoon. There are SUP rentals on the beach most days of the week during the Summer months. 

Horseshoe Lake Beach in the Mammoth Lakes Basin offers up a nice beach. This year the lake is full so it’s a short walk to the water. The elevation is at 9000 feet so beware the water is a bit cool and the air temperature is in the upper 60s. Bring a SUP and paddle around the Lake without all the traffic on Lake Mary. 

Gondola Rides: Nothing like a ride to the top if you’re not skiing or riding. You can get out at MC Coy and at the top and walk around.   There will be snow at the top well into July, head up for a snowball fight if your not skiing or boarding. 

Snowman out… Reviews 

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Mammoth Lakes Basin 7-23-2019


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