It takes time to acclimate to the elevation, to not working, to a new "home", but Mammoth Lakes is a place we keep going back to.
There is so much to do, to see, and much of what that is, depends on the time of year.
Summertime brings up the fisherman, golfers, and mountain bikers. I don't fish or golf, but I would like to mountain bike more.
Unfortunately, I barely got on my bike this time around. Mostly just getting around camp and town. Mammoth also is a mecca for long-distance and cross-country running. I did get in several runs, culminating with my best run on the morning we left.
SUP and Other Firsts Had in Mammoth
I've had a lot of first adventures up in Mammoth, skiing both downhill and cross-country, snow-shoeing, dog-sledding,
This time around I got to try Stand Up Paddle boarding. It was overcast and at the end of the day, so I was a little leery of falling in. But once I did, I got over it and started experimenting, even giving a bit of yoga a try.
Skye and her friend never fell in, but then again they weren't doing downward dog or mountain pose. And they weren't a big goofball like myself.
I had a great time and am hooked. I can't wait to give it another try, maybe in warmer water.
We have been taking Skye up to Mammoth for years now, before the Village was built.
We have taken pictures in this very spot before the building was there. When it was plywood hiding a construction site. The restaurant has changed over a few times.