IDAMC Logistics – 2016
International Disaster & Austere Medicine Conference
Mammoth Lakes, California
September 20-24, 2016
A small resort town set in the heart of California’s spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Lakes lies on the edge of one of the largest contiguous wilderness areas in the Lower 48 States, less than an hour’s drive from Yosemite National Park.
Driving times are roughly 7 hours from San Diego (SAN), 6.5 hours from San Francisco (SFO/OAK), 5.5 hours from Los Angeles (LAX), 4.5 hours from Sacramento (SMF), 5 hours from Las Vegas (LAS), and 3 hours from Reno, Nevada (RNO).
Flights from farther afield will need to connect through LAX. Alaska Airlines offers flights to and from LAX, but service is not daily until the winter. The Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite airport (MMH) is located 10-15 minutes from town. Shuttles are available for guests of Juniper Springs Lodge and other IDAMC participants or faculty by prior arrangement. As a warning, a significant number of flights are canceled into and out of MMH – approximately 20% of flights.
More info here: http://www.visitmammoth.com/fly-mammoth-lakes
Interested in carpooling from your area or from the airport? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to put you in contact with others with similar plans.
Lodging is available at select hotels at a discounted rate for seminar participants of 2015 IDAMC.
http://www.alpenhof-lodge.com 6080 Minaret Road, Comfortable alpine atmosphere walking distance to the Village. 2-night minimum stay: $89+tax per night for queen/king/double-double, $109+tax per night for all other room types. (both rates require a 2-night minimum). Cabins are not available.For online bookings use promo code MMM16 to receive the discounted rate – or mention the code when calling 800-828-0371 or 760-934-6330.
Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
http://www.thesierranevadaresort.com/ 164 Old Mammoth Rd, Comfortable alpine atmosphere walking distance to the IDAMC. $135+tax per night for two queen or a king, $189+tax per night for fire place suites. $25/day resort fee waived. To book call 760-934-2515 and reference group rate IDAMC2016.
http://www.westinmammoth.com 50 Hillside Drive, Luxurious and modern accommodations walking distance to the Village, $149+tax per night and no resort fee. To book, go to: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MammothMedicalmissions2016 or through the central reservations department by calling 888-627- 8154 and mentioning the Mammoth Medical Missions – IDAMC 2016.
Other great resources for lodging are:
Feeling adventurous? Camp walking distance from IDAMC and get your ‘austere’ on!
Mammoth Mountain RV Park from $31. Has full RV hookups and tent spots. http://www.mammothrv.com/index.htm
Old Shady Rest Campground $22/site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recreation/recarea/?recid=20428&actid=29
New Shady Rest Campground $22/site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=20436&actid=29
Pine Glen Group Campground from $22/site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/recarea/?recid=20438
There will be some free time in the afternoons to hike, bike, fish, golf, paddle, or otherwise get out into the scenic High Sierra.
Pokonobe Lodge (Where IDAMC was held in 2015) – Fishing, boating, kayak and paddle boards: http://pokonoberesort.com/
Lake Mary Marina – fishing, boat rentals: http://www.visitmammoth.com/listings/?listingID=815
Fish: Lake Mary, Lake George, and Lake Maime are all popular. A backcountry fishing guide is found here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5410679.pdf
Lakes Basin bike path:
Sierra Star Golf Course: http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/golf/sierra-star-golf-course
Snowcreek Golf Course: http://www.snowcreekresort.com/golf.htm
Kamikaze Bike Games – Sept 15th-18th: http://www.kamikazebikegames.com/
11,053’ Supermoon Summit Party – Sept 17th – 5:30-8:30pm: http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=11-053%27-supermoon-summit-party