The Christine Galbreath Mammoth Real Estate Blog

Mammoth's Summer Winds Down

Once the smoke from the fires subsided, the weather has been fantastic and the visitor numbers have been up.

Mammoth has become a popular training ground for high schools, colleges and professional runners.  The high school cross country teams have pretty much gone back to school, but the roads are filled with college runners. This is the first summer the Track at Whitmore has been open.  The grand opening was last November of this state of the art Track.   With all the running trails and now an actual track for speed work, the popularity of high altitude training in Mammoth will continue to increase.  I can’t believe that is has been 11 years since my son was running cross country.  When UCLA asked him his mile time, he didn’t have an answer!  With all the attention that Team USA and top runners like Deanna Kastor, Meb Kefleski, Ryan Hall and many others have brought to Mammoth, we are attracting lots of top running athletes for training.

John Teller and Madeline Riffel have been dry land training for the upcoming Skier Cross season.  John will be part of the 2014 Winter Olympic Skier Cross team; Madeline Riffel is still waiting to see if she will be invited to participate.

This summer we had lots of family visiting.  We actually took some time with them and experienced some of the great activities Mammoth has to offer.  A day trip to Yosemite, specifically Tuolumne, Bodie Ghost Town,  June Lake Beach, where you can rent paddle boards and kayaks from the Oh Ridge beach,  Grant Lake for water skiing and wake surfing,  Crowley Lake for wake surfing.   All these lakes of course, are known first and foremost for fishing.  Golfing at Sierra Star and Snowcreek, mountain biking, road biking, the summer activities are endless.  Last week Rayni posted some beautiful photos of her hike.  The back country is endless and the beauty is spectacular.Rock Creek Fall

Yesterday was the first day of school for Mammoth Elementary, Middle, and High School.  Many of the schools have started, but the summer weather and activities in Mammoth continue.  The month of October is one of my favorite times of the year because of the fall colors and hiking.

Hope that you can make it to Mammoth before the snow falls, because there is plenty to do in Mammoth’s other season.

Now is a great time to buy, the combination of low prices and interest rates is something to consider if you want to make Mammoth a part of your future.  Mammoth is a great place for families to spend time together.   Time is something that passes way too quickly and is our most precious commodity.
Please let me know if you would like more information on specific properties for sale in Mammoth or the surrounding areas.


Sixty Lake Basin Adventure

Beautiful Sixty Lake Basin beginning at Kearsarge Pass. This is a 30 mile out and back if you go to the end of the Sixty Lake Basin. Permits are required for overnight stays and are available at the Mammoth and Mt. Whitney Ranger Stations. Onion Valley (Kearsarge Pass trailhead) is located in the mountains above Independence.Kearsarge Pass

Travel down to the John Muir Trail towards Charlotte Lake with majestic views of Charlotte Dome. An excellent multi-pitch back country climb.

Charlotte Dome

Head up to Glen Pass for outstanding views to the Palisades and beyond...
Glen Pass

Hard to believe there's a good trail going up to Glen Pass from the Rae Lakes side...but there is. See the micro sticks on top of Glen Pass? Those are people.
Glen Pass from Rae Lakes side

The lovely Rae Lakes Basin and trail junction for Sixty Lake Basin.
Rae Lakes

At last...Sixty Lake Basin...
Sunrise at Sixty Lake Basin

Mt. Clarence King...another great backcountry climb and also located in the Sixty Lake Basin
Mt. Clarence King

and another peak...Fin Dome, separates Rae Lakes from Sixty Lake Basin
Fin Dome
Mt. Clarence King and a tarn in the morning.

Mt. Clarence King in the Morning

Sunrise in the Basin...time to head home.