Part 2 of our long weekend continues with Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain- an absolutely gorgeous part of the country.
We reached Mammoth Mountain Friday evening of our trip (after a long day exploring Yosemite), and stayed at the Mammoth Mountain Inn. My husband and I actually ran a fun 6K mud run Saturday morning... it was tough and dirty! Captain enjoyed napping in the room (we wore him out a little running around Mammoth Mountain in the morning; and we always bring his comfy kennel when we travel to make him feel at home), while we ran up a ski slope, under logs, and through pits of mud with other crazy runners ;-). Afterwords, we all enjoyed an awesome festival in the very cute Mammoth Village, with live music, beer, wine, food, plenty of sun, and lots of other dogs too! Mammoth loves dogs!
For Mammoth dog information, see the "Paws In Mammoth" webpage- here are a few things you can do with your dog in Mammoth:
- Ride the Gondola to the top of the mountain
- Hike the trails around the lakes
- Enjoy time in Mammoth Village
- Explore the Inyo National Forest
- Ride the shuttle to the National Monument Devil's Postpile, and other sights like Rainbow Falls
Here's a bit of what we did:
Checking out the view on top of Mammoth Mountain:
Later in the day, we explored the Mammoth Lakes... (specifically, we were in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, and saw Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, and Horseshoe Lake.... that's a lot of lakes!)
While I decided to dip my feet in the (ice cold!) water, Captain had more important things to do... there were squirrels to hunt!
here). My husband and I joked (while sipping a Mai Tai in Mammoth Village after our mud run, enjoying the sun, music, and dog-friendly outdoor dining) that we should move there. Captain sure liked it! We even met 2 new Vizsla pals (Amber and Bella!)
Next up in the adventures of Captain: find out where this leads to...
For dog-friendly locations and reviews for the area, see the Fido Factor Mammoth Page.
For dog-friendly travel information for Yosemite, Mammoth, and Stanislaus area, click here.