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Mountaineering in Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Mammoth Lakes is located near Mammoth Mountain, in California’s eastern Sierra about 100 mi/161 km south of Nevada State Line, 9 mi/14.5 km northwest of Mount Morrison, at an elevation of 7880 ft/2402 m, Mono County, California, USA.

If you have probes, avalanche training, shovels and beacons, you are at the perfect place for mountaineering. Mammoth Lakes is blessed with long cool springs and deep winter snows, that helps preserve the mountain snow-pack and gives some of the nicest back-country conditions in the West.

Mammoth Lakes offers innumerable acres of freedom in the form of untracked powder. You can discover the world beyond lift lines and groomed slopes. The difference between climbing and hiking, is vertical height.

Mountain climbing is all about rock faces, ice falls,  ice faces, rocks crags, glaciers and lakes.The weather is totally unpredictable in mountainous terrain.

In winter time, whiteouts are common and storms are frequent. Storms on mountain tops or summits are often, because they attract clouds, but at the same time, the rest of the area is sunny. So be always well prepared!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
309 mi / 497.3 km, 4 hrs 56 mins
Start out going northwest on W 1st St towards S Broadway. Take the 1st right onto N Broadway. Merge onto US-101 N towards Hollywood Fwy/Harbor Fwy. Merge onto CA-110 N via EXIT 3 towards Pasadena. Take the I-5 FWY N/Golden State Fwyexit, EXIT 26A, on the left towards Sacramento. Merge onto I-5 N. Keep right to take I-5-TRUCK N towards CA-14 N. Merge onto CA-14 N towards Palmdale/Lancaster. CA-14 N becomes US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA9 3546.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco
329 mi / 529.5 km, 5 hrs 50 mins
Start out going south on Van Ness Ave/US-101 towards Fell St. Merge onto US-101 S/Central Fwy towards I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose. Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left towards Bay Bridge/Oakland. Merge onto I-580 E towards CA-24/Hayward-Stockton. Keep left to take I-205 E towards Tracy/Stockton. Merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-120 E via EXIT 461 towards Manteca/Sonora. Merge onto CA-99 N/CA-120 E via the exit on the left towards Sacramento/Sonora. Take the CA-120 E/Yosemite Ave exit,EXIT 242, towards Sonora. Turn right onto E Yosemite Ave/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-120. Turn left onto E F St/CA-108/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-108 E. Turn right onto Peaceful Oak Rd/CA-108. Take the 1st left onto Mono Way/Sonora Pass Hwy/CA-108 E. Continue to follow CA-108 E (Portions may be closed seasonally). Turn right onto US-395 S. Make a U-turn onto US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA93546.
BY AIR
Los Angeles International Ariport,
315 mi / 507 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak services the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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