The Rock Star Mammoth Lakes Real Estate Blog

Sunday October 1: Crowley Lake 5k, 10k and Kids 1k Fun Run

Rock Star Real Estate is offering 10 free entries! (Check our Facebook Page HERE and follow the instructions, to be amongst the lucky ones!)

CL run flyer

Help us supporting the community and the construction of the Crowley Lake State Park.

This is a community event: even if you aren't a runner, you can walk this beautiful course which meanders along Crowley Lake Marina and has spectacular views all along it. You can choose between a 5k or a 10k course. And for the kids, the 1k fun run is going to be exciting!

There will be post-race snacks and a huge raffle afterward with over 70 valuable prizes to be won.

AWARDS: Overall 5k and 10k men’s and women’s first place finishers. First and second place awards in each age division category for both men and women in the 5k and 10k races. Participation awards in the Kids 1k categories.

Register today, September 25th, to secure your t-shirt!

Also, for those of you who were interested in volunteering, you will find the link below:

We hope to see you there!

Full Event Flyer HERE


6 Facts about Fall Colors in Mammoth Lakes and the East Side

fall colors

1. Our Fall Color Season GOES ON and on and on

Thanks to the Eastern Sierra’s varied elevations—from approximately 5,000 to 10,000 feet (1,512 to 3,048 m) — the trees peak in color at different times. Bishop, Inyo County and southern Mono County usually turn color first, with Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Bridgeport and northern Mono County peaking by mid-October.

2. Which kind of trees will change color

Trees that change color in the Eastern Sierra include aspen, cottonwood and willow.

3. Good Timing

What makes the leaves know where to change colors is  the change in air temperature and decreased daylight.

4. Chlorophyll vs. other pigments

The reason we see fall colors is part of an annual cycle that begins in spring and summer: green chlorophyll pigments are active in cells and mask yellow, orange and red pigments of the leaves. The occurrence of fall colors is actually the disappearance of green chlorophyll!

5. Color intensity

Intensity of leaf color is determined by the air’s temperature and moisture. Warm, dry days and cool nights (under 45°F or 7°C) mean brilliant colors; rainy days and warm nights result in less intense coloration.

6. Color Parade

Different leaves have different predominant pigments called xanthophylls (yellows), carotenoids (yellows, oranges and reds), and anthocyanin (red). Anthocyanin is the result of trapped plant sugar, produced by the leaf when days are sunny and nights are cold. That's why some leaves turn deep crimson red, while others become so gold they seem to be lit from within like a lamp.

Excerpted from California's Eastern Fall Color Guide and Map.


Remembering 9/11

9 11 memorial

We honor the many acts of bravery on September 11, 2001, all who were lost that day and in the years that followed, and those who continue to fight 9/11-related illnesses. No act of terror will ever change who we are. Join us in never forgetting.


Hurricane Harvey: How you can help displaced pets

Rescue groups in California and throughout the country are mobilizing to help pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding in Texas and Louisiana.

The devastation Hurricane Harvey slowly is leaving behind includes at least 63 people dead and up to 40,000 homes destroyed. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggested the cost of recovery could be as much as $180 billion. What we don’t yet know is the toll it has left on pets caught up in the flood or left behind by their owners, fleeing to save their lives.

In Houston alone, a city of 2.3 million, there likely are thousands upon thousands of pets in need.

Who’s looking out for them? Fortunately, help has come from a multitude of organizations, large and small, from all over the United States, and pet lovers everywhere who are chipping in with money, pet food, blankets, leashes and the promise of a safe haven until Texas is back on its feet.

A perfect example is PetSmart Charities who is reaching out to help pets and pet parents in need. The organization has earmarked at least $1 million in emergency relief funding to help animal welfare agencies who are working on the front lines to rescue, relocate, feed and care for pets that have been left homeless due to the floods. Animal welfare organizations working to save the lives of pets in these areas are can visit to apply for an emergency relief grant. 

“Our thoughts are with all of the people and pets who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Dr. David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., President of PetSmart Charities. “We’re committed to supporting everyone we can who has been impacted by this disaster, including pets and pet parents staying in evacuation centers and shelters in Houston and Dallas who may not have access to the pet food and essentials they need.”

The best way to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey is through monetary donations. Your generous contributions make it possible for PetSmart Charities® to provide emergency relief support.

Click here to donate, or here to find more relief charities to donate too!

Thank you!