Because of the governor's stay-at-home order, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County have restricted rentals at homes, hotels and campgrounds to non-essential persons through June 30.
But 395 traffic data and traffic around town make it clear that many guests are choosing to visit the Eastern Sierra despite the lack of accommodation. And why wouldn't you want to? Its a breathtaking escape and distant by nature.
If you do choose to visit the Eastern Sierra during this time, either as an essential traveler, a day-tripper, or a dispersed camper, it is important that you reduce risk of Covid exposure to yourself and others, follow local norms, and protect the land by following a few simple guidelines::
Check out our tips based on the 7 principles of Leave No Trace:
1. Be considerate of others by respecting the community vibe and ordinances for social distancing and mask wearing.
2. Plan ahead and prepare to follow Covid-19 ordinances and community norms.
3. Travel and camp on durable surfaces and avoid crowded areas where physical distancing may be difficult.
4. Dispose of waste properly.
Mary Beth is the owner of Adventure Refined, where she offers true luxury Mammoth Lakes homes to guests. In her spare time she runs a ranch, loves a test pilot, and raises 4 boys & a 4 spoiled rotten dogs.