Hike to Epic
Health Tip: Hiking is good for us! And trails are everywhere in Mammoth Lakes. Their shuttle system (including a bus to Yosemite) takes you to high alpine hiking that dazzles with turquoise lakes. No plug outlets here, just beautiful views of the Lakes Basin. Now that’s a way to recharge!
See the more remote High Sierra on an all-inclusive horseback trip far into the Ansel Adams Wilderness (includes gear transport and backcountry kitchens). You’ll be tech-free in the wild, and the better for it!
Explore Weird & Wondrous
It’s more fascinating than any entertainment from a screen! Kayak the most Dr. Seuss–like lake in California! Caldera Kayaks leads fascinating tours on Mono Lake, weaving through limestone tufas on this magical inland sea.
When there’s no distractions, you’re more free to see the epic around you! At 9,265 feet in the Inyo National Forest, Minaret Vista offers a panorama of the spiky Minarets and the two tallest peaks in the range: Mount Ritter and Banner Peak. Go at sunrise or sunset, just make sure you go.
Because the whole point of fishing is not having a schedule! Mammoth Lakes is famous for its big trout catches. Go with a guide or cast your line from the shores of a secluded oxbow. Just don’t bring your phone.
Hang Loose in the High Sierra
Glassy alpine lakes framed by towering granite peaks and pine forests make for an excellent “what SUP?!” photo op … just make sure you wait until you’re home before posting (the real story is better than the social story!) Favorite spots include Lake Mary, Horseshoe Lake, and June Lake.