Mammoth Lakes is a hidden gem, tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Mainly a winter sports centre, downhill, cross country skiing and snowboarding. It is apparently the place that put snowboarding on the map.
In other seasons there are endless hiking trails, mountain biking and road cycling. And, of course, fishing!
The joy of it is at this time of the year it is so quiet. Empty roads and deserted hiking trails, and this year, brilliant sunshine!
The town is celebrating Halloween at the moment and there are displays of pumpkins and squashes of all shapes sizes and colours.