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Mammoth July 4 th

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by crob42, Jul 6, 2024.

  1. Jul 6, 2024 at 6:20 PM
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    Mammoth and Mammoth adjacent July 4 th week (Eastern Sierras CA)

    Upper Owens and Hot Creek












     
  2. Jul 6, 2024 at 6:21 PM
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    Mammoth lakes area
    McLeod Lake


    Twin Lakes


    Horseshoe Lake


    Murica
     
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    Gaylord lakes Tioga pass




     
  4. Jul 6, 2024 at 6:22 PM
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    Virginia and Frog Lakes




     
  5. Jul 6, 2024 at 6:22 PM
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    Lee Vining. I was underdressed for the weather.



    Some people had a bad bear day.

     
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    San Joaquin


     
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    Lundy Canyon



    Rush Creek




     
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    Just breezed through this while listening to:
    Dean Martin - lil ole wine drinker, me

    GAME CHANGER

    lol literally felt like I was there

    those are some great shots of what had to be a great trip @crob42
     
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    What a great trip. Thanks for the photo report.
     
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    Awesome photos! This was an epic trip it looks like. It's been years since I went to Virginia Lakes, I need to stop by there again the next time I'm passing through. Where was the bear break-in? A gal I follow on youtube had her SUV broken into by a bear in the Sierra recently as well. Makes me think they are getting more bold. I know bears have been breaking into vehicles for far longer than I've been alive, but I haven't been hearing about it happening nearly as much as I have this summer.
     
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    bear took out that car right next to main lodge. Folks were on an overnight as I saw it first at 8am or so on the way over to the San Joaquin
     
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    Oh, the main lodge in Yosemite valley? I never drive into the valley, so at least I'm safe from that bear. :D
     
  13. Jul 6, 2024 at 7:27 PM
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    Oh sorry. I was not specific enough. Main lodge of mammoth mountain
     
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    Laurel Lakes trail is a pretty good ride if you got a half a day to spend in 4-low. My Wife and I did it in our TJ some years back.
    Tire pressure was at 6psi, with good traction on those sharp rocks. The view was incredible at that elevation.
     
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    Oh wow. OK. I'm not safe. I've been all over that area a bunch of times. Bad bear! :eek::D
     
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    That is on my list! Wasn’t prepared for it this trip. But been eying that for a few years
     
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    I don't want to hijack, but have any of you guys been up Coyote Flats/ Coyote Creek out of Bishop? That's been on my list for a while now, but I've never done it.
     
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    Friggin love it there. We are heading to bodie in a few weeks. Mammoth is a special place.
     
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    Did they have food in the car?
     
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    I can only assume based on the trash everywhere
     
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    That'll do it. Tough lesson for the owners.
     
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    Spectacular. What type of fish is this one in your pics? Is that a golden trout? If so, aren’t they very rare? Or has the Dept. of Natural Resources been able to get their numbers up?

    IMG_0922.jpg
     
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    This is just a really pretty brook. (I’m pretty sure) On this trail the variation in color is drastic from the deeper lakes to the shallow ones. The orange.. this one.. on the deep lakes is awesome. In the shallow areas they tend to be more natural and camouflaged. This was Cooney lake. Above Virginia lakes but below Frog lakes.
     
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    Wonderful pics and write up (looks like a wild trout). It's been years since I've been out that way. Brings back many memories. Thank you.
     
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    Absolutely frigging great! Good for you!
     
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    Convict Lake?
     
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    Although minutes from base camp.. I didn't stop there this trip...
     
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    I love the Eastern Sierra, but since Interwest took over Mammoth and built the "Village" things have gotten too crowded and overpriced for my tastes.
    One of my favorite runs is the Volcanic Tableland north from Bishop and ending up in Mammoth for a few nights, then various day trips into the surrounding areas. The farthest we ventured in a day was a run following parts of the old stage route to Pizona, NV.
     
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    That’s funny. I’m staying at the village now. A new condo tower is going in right next to it.
    This is at laurel lakes right now. Only one jeep here. Passed another 4Runner at the bottom about to head up.

    40 minutes from road to lake.

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    IMG_6763.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the intel.. I was really tempted to go up there last week, but having not been there before, and seeing nobody on that road for days, and solo, I wasn't going to gamble on road conditions w/o a buddy.
     

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