Very relevant to present times “You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin & storms generally make for some really good photographic conditions too :). Eastern Sierra, 2017
With the summer months quickly approaching, we think it’s a great time to start planning your patio/deck projects, like this amazing multilevel build by @wood.crafting!
Check out our stories for more creative ways to bring the natural elements of wood into your living environment. #MySierraHomes
Right as the sun goes down, the nearly full moon rises. It's like the day never ended.
10 185 hours ago
@mammothmountain asked to hear a favorite #MammothMemory , but picking just one to highlight would be nearly impossible. How do I filter through years and years of our family memories and pick just one?
You see, we’ve moved cities, changed jobs, and have seen friends come and go from our everyday life. We’ve picked up new hobbies and temporarily retired from old ones. We’ve traveled to new places and we add to our growing bucket list often. But, the one thing that has stayed consistent through our life together year after year is the fact that Mammoth is where we left our hearts. Mammoth is where we run back to at any chance we get. Disappearing in the terrain of the Eastern Sierra is where I feel safest.
Mammoth is where our relationship finally started after many years of friendship.
Mammoth is where we changed the course of our lives to be the most positive and adventurous as possible.
Mammoth is where we made lifelong friends, had jobs that we loved, and got to experience living in a gorgeous resort town.
Mammoth is where we conceived our tiny best friend and started our family together.
Mammoth is where I watch our daughter come alive in the most awe-inspiring way. She has a certain energy that flows through her in the Eastern Sierra as if we just released her beautiful spirit back into the wild.
Mammoth is where Kai started to learn how to ski AND snowboard, because she just didn’t want to pick only one. .
Having this much love for a place that I used to call home makes me want to protect it at any cost. So please, let’s leave our favorite small resort towns to only focus on their locals instead of worrying about visitors right now. Let’s show respect to their smaller hospitals and health care workers by staying home so we don’t risk the spread of the virus. Let’s cut them a break when it comes to demanding refunds for season passes or other activities. Let’s show them our support from afar, and when the time is right we can help them rebuild and do alllll the adventurous activities. Trust me, there is nowhere that I would feel safer to isolate right now than a place nestled in our favorite mountains, but we’re staying home.
We took in a moment of appreciation for all that is this morning. The Eastern Sierra mountains have always been a great source of strength, beauty and rejuvenation and we wanted to share a piece of that with our community with everything that is going on.🙏❤️
1 1466 hours ago
Thank you for staying home! #StayHomeMono What’s the first place you’re going to visit when the “stay home” order is lifted?
Hi friends! As much as we'd love to have you up here enjoying all the snow with us, which lets just say- it's not so enjoyable when you're stuck inside, only venturing out to shovel shovel shovel- it's pertinent that visitors do not, well, visit.
Responsible locals are staying home, not venturing out into the backcountry. Backcountry adventures put forward the risk of an accident and it's so important to leave first responders, medical professionals, and hospital beds available for those affected by the coronavirus and other serious medical conditions.
With only 17 beds at our local hospital, it's very likely you'll need to take a very expensive (out of your pocket) and resource taxing medical evacuation flight. That is if you can get out through this week's blizzard. Good times!
Anyway, we're not trying to be downers, only requesting that our regular beloved tourists stay home and leave Mammoth in isolation at this time to slow the spread and help conserve our precious medical resources.
Visit NY Times and search “coronavirus california mono county” to read an interesting article about our community’s risks and precautions.
We appreciate everyone's support during these trying times and are sending tons of love out to the Tonik community. We've been having so much fun hosting our virtual personal shopping experiences- we're so grateful!
Be well 💚 The Tonik Family
3 246 hours ago
There are other ways to cope! Visit NoButts.org/covid
1 77 hours ago
Please put your fishing plans on hold! We are asking all guests to Bishop and the Eastern Sierra NOT to visit NOW. As we humans are all grappling with the coronavirus, please know the fish that have been planted will just be bigger and more fun when the Eastern Sierra opens its doors back up to our guests. Until then, please stay healthy at home, and feel free to share fish stories with us by tagging @visitbishop (even if they aren't true😉). We look forward to seeing you again once it’s safe to travel. ~ with love from Bishop. #AdventureCanWait
Happy April to all our followers 😊 We hope everyone is doing well. As you all are aware, the Resort is still currently closed for health and safety reasons however, we ARE still doing online store shipments of great Convict Lake merchandise! Check it out!! https://convictlake.com/our-resort/shop/
Stay safe out there. Don't be a stranger. We're still here to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have or if you just want to say HEY! #convictlakeresort#convictlake#easternsierra#monocounty
23 1,0412 April, 2020
It was not long ago that I used to drive 5+ hours to get here every.single.weekend, and spend one long day climbing a peak, then drive back that same night or the early the next morning. There was something magnetic about that process, and after a while it felt like a ritual, and it was just what we did. Those long drives to the mountains consisted of music blasting, podcasts, anxious thoughts about what the route would be like, what time we should start (it used to be 1 or 2 am usually because I didn’t know it was possible to start later and still summit, I just had it my head the earlier we start, the better our chances were), and lots of snacks. Then after the dayhike was over, there was the long, satisfying, soul-filled drive back home again. This process might seem exhausting to most of you, but it was thrilling for me. Now that I live close to the giants that stole my soul, I feel grateful every single day. But a small part of me misses the suffering of trying to fit a peak or two into a tiny 1-2 day window to make it back in time for work Monday morning. That feeling of accomplishment is hard to put into words! Lately, with everything going on, I also feel a liiiitttllee guilty when I get to go outside out here, knowing a lot of you can’t. So what I’m trying to say is, hey all you Southern California, Northern California, Central Valley, and anywhere-but-here mountain loving people, you’re all badasses for making those drives out here to do what you love to do. I respect all of you, and I respect the fact that you’re staying home during this time. Lately I’ve been putting myself back in your shoes, and I know the desire and temptation to come out here is strong. So thank you for staying put, and can’t wait for you all to come back so we can run into each other in the backcountry 💝✌️
This is for the love of Bishop and of nature, but please #dontvisitbishop right now. @dontvisitbishop 🛶🚣🏼♂️🏊🏼♀️
Missing warm days when you can actually dip into an alpine lake at 11K elevation! Also, I can’t wait to @visitbishop when it is the right time to do so. Where is your favorite place to go for a simple getaway?