Trip Report
Tahoe to Mammoth Trail - looking for single track
Thursday December 20, 2018 4:13pm

I was thinking of posting this here... but thought I would try posting to a MTB forum instead. Let me know in the comments if you think I should have originally posted it on The Taco

Credit: Chris McNamara

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Chris McNamara
About the Author
Climbing Magazine once computed that three percent of Chris McNamara’s life on Earth had been spent on the face of El Capitan – an accomplishment that left friends and family pondering Chris’s sanity. He has climbed El Capitan more than 70 times and holds nine big wall speed climbing records. In 1998 Chris did the first Girdle Traverse of El Capitan, an epic 75-pitch route that begs the question, “Why?”

Outside Magazine called Chris one of “the world’s finest aid climbers.” He is the winner of the 1999 Bates Award from the American Alpine Club and founder of the American Safe Climbing Association, a nonprofit group that has replaced over 5000 dangerous anchor bolts. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and serves on the board of the ASCA and the Rowell Legacy Committee. He has a rarely updated adventure journal, maintains, and also runs a Lake Tahoe home rental business.


  Dec 20, 2018 - 04:23pm PT
pretty cool adventure-- thanks for posting it on the website that you own :)

  Dec 20, 2018 - 04:29pm PT
Post that up here in addition. I think the audiences are largely disparate.

Cool looking route! Even with the doubletrack. Maybe I'll find out...

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
  Dec 20, 2018 - 06:59pm PT
Post it here...Hut to hut riding in the Sierra...

Social climber
  Dec 20, 2018 - 09:52pm PT
hey there say, ...yeah... chris... would be neat to see it here, too...

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Author's Reply  Dec 21, 2018 - 09:00am PT
Sweet. will post here next time.

And start posting some of the new moderate Tahoe climbing areas. For now, a lot of them are here (just ask to join and I will approve you)

Sport climber
  Jan 7, 2019 - 02:49pm PT
I would love to see the route info either posted here or, if possible, sent to my inbox. Not on FB so I wouldn’t be able to access it there. I’ve done quite a bit of riding out of Tahoe and very little out of Bishop/Mammoth area but my boyfriend and I just moved back to Bishop and this adventure sounds like something we’re both interested in! Thanks for sharing your adventures
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Author's Reply  Feb 5, 2019 - 02:05pm PT
Just remember this old video of scouting the Tahoe to Mammoth Trail route on dirt bikes
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Author's Reply  Feb 5, 2019 - 02:02pm PT
Ooops, this is the correct link