In the summer portion of the Kittredge Sports website we have consolidated spring, summer and fall content. This is due to the similarity of the activities during these seasons. Even though many of the outdoor recreational activities are the same, each season in the Eastern Sierra has it's own unmistakable charm.
Springtime weather in Mammoth Lakes brings high temperatures in the 50s to mid-60s and overnight lows in the 20s and 30s, perfect for springtime skiing. In years with heavy spring snowfall, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area stays open until May or June. The Eastern Sierra's spring offers one of the most spectacular settings for landscape and nature photography anywhere. The meadows and hill sides surrounding the area come alive with a kaleidoscope of wildflowers. Spring in the Eastern Sierra offers some of the best wildflower viewing and birding opportunities in the Western U.S.
In the summer, Mammoth Lakes area weather is delightful with daytime highs in the 70s and 80s and nighttime lows in the 40s and 50s from June to September. Summer is a magical time in the mountains as visitors enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, bird watching, boating, fishing, golf, and horseback riding amid the spectacular beauty of this area
Fall is a great time to experience the Mammoth area. You can do many of the same activities of summer, but without the crowds. Often lodging rates are cheaper and the FALL COLORS are magnificent. Mono County mountains and valleys offer vivid displays to rival Vermont in September & October when the leaves change color. Leaves display brilliant and intense colors. Aspens, willows and cottonwoods feature vibrant hues of orange, gold and red signaling the approach of winter. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast. Eastern Sierra fall weather can be very unpredictable and change quickly.
You can backpack from Mammoth to just about anywhere in the Sierras
you could possibly want to go. Discover the natural beauty of Yosemite
National Park, John Muir and Ansel Adams wilderness areas. Enjoy lush
alpine meadows, jagged granite skylines, and clear high country lakes.
Permits are required. Pick one up at the Forest Service station in
Backpacking Info Page
In the summer, the Mammoth area provides easy access for day hikers to
interesting geological formations and spectacular Sierra scenery.
Notice the hawks swooping, the grouse scuttling, the way the aroma of
sage is released when you lightly brush against it. There are a LOT of
places to day hike and walk in the Mammoth area.
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Throughout the Eastern Sierra you can find just about any kind of
fishing experience you are looking for. Whether you are on a family
trip, are a serious fisherman, are fishing to relax or anything between,
the Eastern Sierra offers many choices. From alpine lakes, to boulder
hopping streams, to rivers meandering through treeless meadows, you
will find it here.
There are over 800 campsites available in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, the Inyo National
Forest offers campers clean air, crystal blue skies, mountain lakes
and streams, challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and beautiful
For info on reserving a site: Click here
Devils Postpile National Monument
Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile
National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile
formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain
scenery. Devils Postpile is a rare sight in the geologic world and
ranks as one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt. Its
columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry.
Kayaking & Canoeing
Paddling in the Eastern Sierras is a very special experience. There is
kayaking on high alpine lakes like Rock Creek Lake, on environmentally
sensitive lakes like Mono Lake and Lake Tenaya in Yosemite National
Park. Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and enjoy an afternoon paddle
on Lake Mary, below the impressive Mammoth Crest. All these lakes and many more in
the Mammoth Lakes area offer very unique experiences.
At Lake Mary:
Yosemite National Park
Not just a great Valley...but a shrine to human foresight, strength of
granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the
tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite National Park, one of the
first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its
waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find
deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness
area, and much more.
Bodie State Historic Park
Here you'll see what is left of Bodie. An original
ghost town from the late 1800's, Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay". So
coined by the State of California when they took over the town in 1962
to make it a State Historic Park.
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