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Safety Tips While in Mammoth

Here are few reminders to keep you healthy and alive when hiking and biking in the backcountry. Whether you are out in the sunshine in summer or in the snow in winter, these hold true.

Hypothermia is subnormal body temperature that can lead to mental and physical collapse and death. Hypothermia is caused by combinations of cold, wetness, and wind, and can be aggravated by exhaustion. Most cases develop in air temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit and it can occur during any season. It is important to stay dry, as wet clothes loose about 90% of their insulating value.

Altitude Sickness is a result of overexertion at high elevations when oxygen supply is reduced. Rapid breathing and a decrease of carbon dioxide level in the blood, causing light-headedness and a cold feeling, cause hyperventilation. A good principle to follow is to take it slow, rest often, move to lower elevation if necessary, snack frequently, and most important, drink a lot of fluids to restore body energy. These tips will help you get through the high altitude adjustment quickly.

Dehydration is a lack of fluid intake. Adults require two quarts of water daily and up to four quarts when exercising at high elevations. to avoid dehydration, drink liquids frequently, and don't wait until you actually feel thirsty.

Emergencies can occur at anytime. If you get lost, take it easy, keep calm, don't panic. Sit down and figure out where you are. Use your head and not your legs. Three of anything (shouts, whistle, etc.) are a sign someone needs help. Remember to carry a storm whistle, they are the loudest.

Please also... If you go into any area that is not heavily traveled, or go on any trail, please let the forest rangers or someone else in your party know. Things happen. Remember to take only pictures, and leave no trace of where you have been.


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Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546

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June Lake
June Mountain Ski Resort
June Lake Loop
June Lake, CA 93529

Lee Vining
Mono Basic Ranger Station & Visitor Center
PO Box 429
Lee Vining, CA 93541

Lone Pine
Mt. Whitney Ranger Station
640.S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545

Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor center
Highway 395 & SR 136
Lone Pine, CA 93545

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Welcome Center
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

MLTPA - Mammoth Lake Trails & Public Access
PO Box 100 PMB 432
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

White Mountain Ranger Station
798 North Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

California Welcome Center, Mammoth Lakes
2510 Hwy 203
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Town Of Mammoth Lakes
437 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Lakes Tourism
2520 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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