Mammoth (Part I) and WIAW

We started our trip to Mammoth before the crack of dawn this year. Chris and I had a 4am wake up call. Our friends met us at our house and we left by 6am.


We bypassed L.A.’s morning gridlock and drove thru Mojave a few hours later.


We passed by the airplane graveyard. I thought that was cool.


Last year, we didn’t get to see a lot during our drive because we left after work and it was dark the whole 5 hour drive to Mammoth. This year, we were able to appreciate the scenic views during our trip.


5 hours later and with no L.A. smog in sight, we arrived in Mammoth.

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Chris could hardly wait to go fishing and scouted locations right away.


We quickly gathered our fishing gear and walked the trail leading to the lake.


It wasn’t a secluded location as there were plenty of fishermen already in the water.


Our first day of fishing was a success. By late afternoon, after a very early start to our day, we were ready to eat and relax.


We checked in to our home for the weekend. We love it here. It’s a 3 story condo with plenty of space for our whole group.

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Every time we come to Mammoth, a stop by Erick Schatt’s bakkery in Bishop is a must. The bakery sells so many great tasting bread and desserts. But we love their garlic cheeze bread.


I had my first taste last year and I am hooked.


I love garlic but with the addition of cheese, this bread is dense, chewy and delicious.


Each of us bought different loaves of bread, sweet or savory, we tasted all of them. It was a bread party for a late lunch.

For dinner, we headed to the main part of town and dined at Burgers Restaurant.

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It’s off season in Mammoth right now, so I was surprised the restaurant was quite busy. But then again, it was Friday night so we made sure to call ahead and make reservations.


Chris ordered a burger and it was huge. It was also served with a big salad.


I was stuffed from snacking on bread so I ordered their chicken barbeque salad. Little did I know how huge their salad would be too.

It was NOT served on a plate but on a serving platter. You know, the platter you use when serving guests. Hugh Jass salad it was!


I manage to eat half and took home the rest. P.S. I found a flying bird in my sauce.


Since we really didn’t sit down for a meal the whole day until dinner, I snacked throughout the day.

I ate snack bars during our morning drive. I love ThinkThin bars and I always buy a few during my trips to Trader Joe’s. It’s high protein and keeps me full for a few hours.


I ate half a bag of Mr. Krispers baked rice krisps while fishing and waiting for the fish to bite. It’s really flavorful, has lots of crunch and made with natural ingredients.


I ate samples during our trip to the bakery. I definitely ate my weight in bread on this day.

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So that’s What I Ate Wednesday during our first day in Mammoth.

It is really true that when I lack sleep, my body craves carbs. I kept snacks within reach and kept healthy options in my bag for when the carb cravings came.


  1. Ahh that just screams peace and tranquility…

    That bread reminds me of the bread I’d get in Venice — putting cheesey goodness in the middle is genius!

  2. SO pretty! I’d be all about that garlic bread goodness. And you gotta love a massive salad!

  3. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    What great scenery! I haven’t been there but would like to go some day.

    Glad you had a great time.

  4. actorsdiet says:

    looks like so much fun! i have to get to mammoth one of these days!

  5. Great pictures. I had my first trip to Mammoth this year and we loved it! Erick Schatt’s is awesome too!!

  6. Oh my goodness, I can’t get over those pics! What a beautiful area! It looks SO different than what I’m used to seeing here in New England. 🙂 Makes me want to go visit!

  7. The pictures are beautiful! Looks like a relaxing time! 🙂 Oh, and that salad is huge! It looks yummy.

  8. I love those think thin bars too, that is my favorite flavor!

    Wow, looks like a beautiful trip, just the scenery is amazing!!!!

    miss u! Hope all is well!! xoxo ❤


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