Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding the Lookout Mountain Loop

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  • When conditions are right, this loop provides great moderate to long-distance terrain for dogsled touring, with no major gains or losses in elevation and big views along the way through open Jeffrey pine forest to the Glass Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Stage at the Lookout Mountain trailhead on the east side of Hwy 395 across from the Mammoth Scenic Loop. Head north, following the groomed trail clockwise around Lookout Mountain. Be aware of snowmobilers. Start early in the morning, when the snow is frozen and firm.

  • When conditions are right, this loop provides great moderate to long-distance terrain for dogsled touring, with no major gains or losses in elevation and big views along the way through open Jeffrey pine forest to the Glass Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Stage at the Lookout Mountain trailhead on the east side of Hwy 395 across from the Mammoth Scenic Loop. Head north, following the groomed trail clockwise around Lookout Mountain. Be aware of snowmobilers. Start early in the morning, when the snow is frozen and firm.

Avalanche Forecast for 03/28/2020

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: MODERATE avalanche danger exists above and near treeline Saturday for WIND SLAB on Northerly-Easterly slopes. LOW danger exists below treeline. There have been skier triggered avalanches the past two days on N & E aspects at 9800ft in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Small natural avalanche activity has also been observed primarily on E aspects. Be heads up for any potential warming or greenhouse effects destabilizing new snow deposits on E-S-SW aspects. Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Beanie
    • Camera
    • Collar with name tag and contact info
    • Complete Skijoring Kit
    • Dog-poop bags
    • First-aid kit
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Map or GPS device
    • Packable water bowl/water
    • Ski goggles or sunglasses
    • Sled
    • Sled dogs & tack
    • Smartphone
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Warm clothing
    • Windbreaker/shell
    • Winter gloves

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    7.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Half day

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