Eco Tourism Find Mammoth Lakes Pristine
"Vacationers flock to the Mammoth to get out of the Los Angeles heat" says Jefferson Lanz, owner of City Concierge Resort Reservations, offering Mammoth Lakes rentals. " During the summer, either the humidity or the sheer temperature hit Los Angeles and the Sand Fernando Valley making weekends unbearable, so they come up to Mammoth to get out of the heat."
During the summer there are so many activities to do that staying in Los Angeles and trying to suffer through the heat seems ludicrous. Mammoth is loaded with fishing, hiking, bike riding and mountain biking, adventure and Eco-tourism, it is hard to resist the pristine mountain environment.
Over the past years, the Mammoth Lakes Parks and Trails Organization has made going on hike into the back reaches of Mammoth so much easier. They have sign posted the popular trails and with the help of a map from the Welcome Center it is no longer a scary thing.
There are great hikes that start from the easy reaches of the towns edge that go into the forest where no vehicles and very few humans go. This leaves the area untouched by human development and not trampled by an over abundance of foot steps. McLeod Lake is one of those places. It is a short 15 minute walk into the forest from the parking lot at Horseshoe Lake, a popular place to walk pets.
"Mammoth has seen such an increase in tourism, that trips are planned all around the activities" according to Lanz, who offers luxury vacation rentals in Mammoth many with views of the entire region. "Having sign posted trails helps us promote Eco-tourism The MLTPA project ensures our town will stay popular for future generations to visit." It is a known fact, that Mammoth has many more repeat visitors that first timers, as it is so beautiful, with fresh air, that locals not only return annual, but make several trips each year.
Eco-tourism has grown in consciousness with visitors wanting to give back to such a beautiful area. Through constant submissions and guest feedback, Mammoth has begun their town wide recycling project to encourage protection of the eco systems that are so prevalent. Besides recycling, the town has special burn days for fireplaces to keep soot out of the atmosphere which causes global warming, they have a feet first policy to encourage the use of feet before any kind of alternative transportation, and have a town wide free shuttle transportation service when it is just a bit too far for the feet to go.
"The entire Mammoth economy rests on tourism, so eco tourism and being environmentally conscious is a key factor, we want to not only educate our guests, but encourage them to take what they know back with them." It's important to keep Mammoth as unharmed as possible. Tourism is the entire economy so having those return guests come back over and over are crucial. They town earns most of their revenue from the vacation rentals and hotels in town from bed tax, which pays for every service a visitor uses. It's important that guests understand this, as bed tax is not only prevalent in any resort town, but often higher than regular sales tax. Sales tax however is never charged on lodging. "We are proud of the work with our Mammoth Lakes Tourism authority and residents are working every day to educate visitors on what they can do to help preserve our alpine community and not let it explode with urban blight.."Families will be able to return year after year and find that the Mammoth environment has not changed and that we can pass this heritage on to their children and children's children.
For travelers looking to explore Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area such as Mono Lake and natural parks such as Devils Postpile or Bodie, City Concierge provides the perfect opportunity to mix their business of vacation rentals and lodging, with dissemination of area information. And Jefferson Lanz and his team at City Concierge are only a phone call away, waiting to help visitors plan the perfect eco-tourism getaway.
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