Friday, July 31, 2015
Here are the image’s we got from the Upper Section of the Bullet Downhill Trail on Mammoth Mountain. http://discovermammoth.com/image-galleries/Bullet-Trail-Mammoth-Mountain-Bike-Park/ This is the video we cut from the Rock Garden Section. We are working on a top to bottom edit and will post it on Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVjZ9P1Mb0g
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Crystal Lake lies just beneath the Mammoth Crest and Crystal Crag in the Mammoth Lakes Basin at 9600 feet. This awesome high mountain lake trail is a great place for a 3-4 hour session of Hiking & Exploring, add in Lunch and Fishing and you can make this a day trip. The best part about Crystal Lake is it’s well away from the main Mammoth Lakes Basin Traffic and Summer crowds. This hike takes about 30 – 60 minuets to reach Crystal Lake. You should consider this trail to be moderate in difficulty. You will be gaining about 900 vertical in rise over a 1.75 mile hike in. This hike feels longer and steeper because of the very high elevation peaking just before you reach the lake at 9,607 feet. There are lot’s of vista point’s to stop at and rest while on your way up. The view from some of those vista points stunning to say the least. The photo below is looking down on Lake George, Lake Mary and the Sherwin range.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Photos of Mammoth Lakes Area July 21st - July28th, 2015
Here some more shots that Snowman got from around the Mammoth Lakes area over the last 8 days. Enjoy
The Hike to Tj and Barret Lakes lies just beneath the Mammoth Crest and Crystal Crag in the Mammoth Lakes Basin at 9,293 feet. This high mountain hiking trail is a great place for a 3-4 hour session of hiking & exploring, add in lunch on the shore line and some fishing and you can make this a day trip. This hike takes about 30 – 60 minuets to reach Barret Lake depending on what type of shape you are in. Then it is a easy 10 minutes on to TJ Lake. You should consider this trail to be moderate in difficulty. You will be gaining about 290 vertical in rise over the first .75 mile’s of the hike in or should we say up to Lake Barret. I have read many online reviews and post’s about this section. For many people this is a challenge, our take is you need to be in basic shape and take it easy.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
7-26-2015 – 12:56 PM - Good Day from Mammoth Lakes, California. We have hazy smoky skies today. Check out DiscoverMammoth.com for what is going on today!
Monday, July 20, 2015
7-20-2015 – 7:43 AM – Snowman here with you hello and good day from Mammoth Lakes, California. Current conditions: at this time I have a 46 out on my deck here at the 8175 foot level with no wind at this time. Up at the main lodge it’s 51 with a 44 up top along with a NE winds to 42 MPH at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Today’s Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Forecast: we have a 80% chance of thunder storms thru Tuesday at this. On Wednesday we will continue to see a chance for T Storms according to the NWS in Reno. For the next few days highs will be in the upper 60s to 70s in town. Lows should be in the 50s with light winds 5-15 MPH at times. Up in the Mammoth Lakes Basin and at the Ski Area we can expect highs in the upper 50s to around 60 with lows in the 40’s. Look for winds out of the NE Today and Tuesday at 15-40+ MPH @ times over the higher elevations.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
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7-12-2015 – 7AM – Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California. It’s a beautiful cool morning here in Mammoth Lakes. At this time I have a 47 out on my deck here at the 8175 foot level with no wind at this time. We picked up some rain showers once again late in the day on Saturday. The result of these light showers was more rainbows as you can see in the image just down the page. Besides the rainbows, the Eastern Sierra is looking nice and green not drought stricken and brown. It’s a perfect time to come up and Discover a Mammoth Summer!
Friday, July 10, 2015
7-10-2015 – 7AM – Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California. Rain, rain and more rain below 10,000 feet the last 36 hours. Above that level many spots have picked up snow during that time frame. Looking at the rain gauge we picked up . 39 inches of rain on Thursday here at the 8175 foot level. As far as the snow goes, I saw a dusting re up several times on Thursday over Mammoth Mountain. Saddle Bag lake posted an image with 2-3 inches on the ground. Crazy stuff for July, after today things should clam down and return to more normal weather. However later this summer I would expect at least a couple more rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Late in the summer we will be watching for a possible tropical event to slide on up the coast. Not in the forecast but it’s in the cards possibly. The forecast for today is once again calling for a 50% chance of picking up some heavy rain showers mixed in with hail and snow above 10,500 feet. Looking at the radar this am you can see
Thursday, July 9, 2015
7-9-2015 – 11:15 AM Good Day from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Things are looking very green on Mammoth Mountain at this time. They are also looking a bit white over the top of the ski area. As of 11 am we just broke out of hour long down pour that brought snow levels down to around MC Coy Station with snow sticking about half way down the face of chair 3. Hard to believe it s July 9th and we are getting pouring rain in down off and on and snow above 10,500 feet. I saw on Facebook that Saddlebag lake had like 2-3 inches of snow snow on the ground along with Tioga Pass being closed for some time while they plowed the road. Been a very long time since we have since crazy summer like this With the rain we have been getting the mountain bike park is prime shape with the dust having been cut way back to almost nothing. Highs today will be in the 50s at the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, lows are expected to be in the 40s. As we move thru the next couple days temps come back up into the 6
7-9-2015 11 AM Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California. Rain, Rain and more rain below 10,000 feet. Above that level many spots are picking up snow. We saw 2-4 inches of new over at Saddle Bag Lake. Mammoth Mountain also got a dusting last night and then again at the 10 am hour it snowed again and is sticking to the ground. The image below was just before 11 am today. Down here at the 8175 foot level we got rain from 2am on and as of this post it s pouring here on Canyon Blvd. With 10 days of off and on rain the entire area is now saturated wet, the dust and pollen are also now gone. It s a perfect time to come up and check out green Mammoth. The forecast for Today is once again calling for a 100% chance of picking up some heavy rain showers mixed in with hail and snow above 10,500 feet. By Friday rain chances go to 40% and then 20% over the upcoming weekend. Next week looks dry at this time. If your going to be out hiking the next few days plan on being back to at lea
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
7-8-2015 9:31 AM Hello from Mammoth Lakes, California. Flash Flood Watch Today On Tuesday the lower parts of town picked up very heavy rain mixed with lot s of hail. Up here on the Slopes at the 8175 foot level all I got was a few rain drops and lot s of rumbling thunder over head. I did drive up the street to the top of Timber Ridge. You could see the rain and hail falling down in town perfectly. Below is a picture I got of the local down pour. Heavy Rain and Hail Falling in Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday The forecast for Today and Thursday is once again calling for a 80% chance of picking up some heavy rain showers mixed in with hail. The NWS has posted a Flash Flood Watch from 10AM to 4PM for Mammoth Lakes and the local Back Country areas. If your going to be out hiking the next few days plan on being back to at least the tree lined areas by 12 pm. I would advise carrying rain gear and have a plan to take cover if you encounter a thunder storm. In most cases storms move out f
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
7-7-2015 3:30PM Good afternoon from Mammoth Lakes, California. Flash Flood Watch July 4th Parade Photos It s looking nice and green in the area from the continuous rain that has fallen via thunderstorms over the last week and a half. Today once again we have some very heavy rain and hail fall in the lower sections of Mammoth Lakes. See the photos we got from Timber Ridge looking down to town below. Talking with our own mammoth weather guy he tells me more of the same all week long. He even said we might get a dusting of snow over the top of Mammoth Mountain on Thursday afternoon. Highs the next few days will go from the 70s into the 60s in town and down into the 50s in the lakes basin and over mammoth mountain. Things will start to warm up again over the up coming weekend. If your looking to get away from the heat Mammoth is the spot. For a full weather report check out our Mammoth Weather Section for daily and extended weather outlooks. Tuesday afternoon rain and hail in the lo
Thursday, July 2, 2015
7-2-2015 7:41 AM Current conditions here in Mammoth Lakes, California the window-cast shows cloudy skies with just a breeze in the slopes at 8175 feet. Summer 4th of July crowds are starting to show up in town. Just heard we are 85% booked so should be one heck of a lot of fun this weekend. If you want to see what you re missing out on here in Mammoth Lakes check out our weekly photo album from Mammoth Lakes 6-30-2015. Over the last few days rain has fallen via thunderstorms with more in the forecast thru the holiday weekend. All the rain we got in June and now the last few days has turned the town and the ski area into a nice shade of green. Highs today will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with lows in the 50s. Up in the Mammoth Lakes Basin and at the Mammoth Mountain Ski area highs will be in the 60s to low 70s. We do expect highs to cool off into the 70s in town right thru the July 4th Holiday. For a full weather report check out our Mammoth Weather Section for daily and e