ASO Mammoth’s Basic Tips for Thru-Hiking

Whether you’re looking for a life changing experience or just want a challenging adventure, thru-hiking is one of the best ways to explore the vast American wilderness. Thru-hikers get to explore thousands of miles of untouched wilderness, but they also face the physical toll hiking and camping takes on the body as well as the … Read more ASO Mammoth’s Basic Tips for Thru-Hiking

The Do’s and Don’ts of Breaking in Your Hiking Boots

After selling every kind of outdoors sports gear imaginable, we know how important the right piece of gear is. Not only are you trusting your gear to support you and keep you safe while you’re exploring the outdoors, but you’re investing your hard-earned money into it too, so it’s best that you not only find … Read more The Do’s and Don’ts of Breaking in Your Hiking Boots

The Best Summer Day Trips to Take From Mammoth Lakes

Nothing goes together like summer and road trips, but when you add in stunning scenery like what you’ll find throughout the area surrounding Mammoth Lakes you’ve got an unbeatable combination. As Mammoth Lakes locals, the ASO Mammoth team knows all about being driven crazy by snow that just won’t go away. There’s no better way … Read more The Best Summer Day Trips to Take From Mammoth Lakes

ASO Mammoth’s Backpacking Essentials

Getting lost typically results in frustration, but getting lost in the Eastern Sierras (with the proper gear) results in lifechanging encounters with nature. There is nothing better than trading the sounds and sights of civilization for the solitude only found deep in the wilderness, and there is more than enough wilderness surrounding Mammoth Lakes for … Read more ASO Mammoth’s Backpacking Essentials

The John Muir Trail Basic Guide

Whether you’ve lived in the mountains for your entire life or have only recently fallen in love, there’s no better way to intimately know them than by backpacking the John Muir Trail. Trekking through the wilderness for three weeks is intimidating to just think about, but as outdoors enthusiasts the team at ASO Mammoth knows … Read more The John Muir Trail Basic Guide