Mammoth Optimism

After living in the small town of Mammoth Lakes for over 11 years, I’ve seen a lot of friends come and go.  This town can definitely be a transient town, as it can be tough to get ahead as a young professional here.  Many residents consistently are working two or...

Mail & Trash Service in Mammoth Lakes

How do I receive my mail living in Mammoth Lakes? If you are a new Mammoth resident, then you most likely will need to be able to receive mail.  But if you look around at all the homes and condos here, there are no mailboxes.  Why is that?  Well the answer is really...

Mammoth Flip – Cameron Zink

Thursday night at Mammoth Mountain was epic!  Professional mountain bike rider Cameron Zink stuck a new Guinness Book World Record for a dirt to dirt backflip on a bike!!! This amazing event was televised live on ESPN as part of the X-Games:...

Smart Homes

I’m sure if you haven’t already heard that term “smart home” you will soon.  Last decade we were introduced to the term “green home”, or “eco-friendly home”.  Well now your home can not only be good for the environment, but it can be communicative as well. So what...

Mammoth Lakes Martial Arts / Mammoth Lakes Jiu-Jitsu

With the re-opening and remodel of the Snowcreek Athletic Club, I am happy to announce the “Martial Arts Program” at Snowcreek.  With approximately 700 square feet of mat space, padded walls, three full length Muay Thai heavy bags, an assortment of brand-new gear, and...

How To Survive Your Family Vacation At The Lake

Summer vacations by the lake are a hallmark of American tradition, and should be full of sunshine and great experiences that you and your loved ones will undoubtedly cherish for years to come. However, things like sunburns and soggy purses can get in the way of...

Rainbow Falls

A little hike I like to do every spring is from Horseshoe Lake down to Lower Rainbow Falls by way of Mammoth Pass.  The round trip hike is approximately 12-13 miles and 2500 feet ascent/descent.  What I really like about this hike is that it is one of the few hikes...

Springtime in Mammoth Lakes: Bike, Golf or Ski???

Some folks like to use a calendar to tell them when it’s springtime.  Others get notified when their allergies start acting up.  But for me (and many of us here in the Mammoth Lakes area), I know it is springtime when I can choose between mountain biking, skiing, or...

Homes Selling Above Asking Price

In California last year it was mystery that the real estate market was moving, buyer demand was high, and the listing inventory was low.  Obviously different areas, communities, counties, etc. did better than others, but overall, the CA housing market appreciated in...

Is Mammoth Having an Identity Crisis?

Okay, let’s go back to the beginning.  Well maybe not the very beginning, but ever since I started skiing Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (http://www.mammothmountain.com/) this was the logo.  In fact, I can remember as a kid buying a florescent blue corduroy baseball hat...

The 2014 Housing Affordability Forecast

As we approach the end of the first quarter for 2014, many question what the housing market will do during the remainder of this year.  Well as most of us on the West Coast have already seen, home prices have begun to rise, with many California counties already...