Mammoth over Memorial Day Weekend,
Memorial Day trips to
sort of become an
annual tradition. There's
camping, hiking, fishing and hot springs. With
over 600 inches of snow this year (good grief – that's
50 feet!), spring skiing promised to be good.
The cast of characters here are myself, Carolyn, Paul,
Lena, Vince and Margaret.
In addition to my pictures, see
Vince's pictures and
- We drove up late Friday night in two vehicles: Paul's Jetta and Vince's RV. We
struggled to find a campground in the Lone Pine area. A helpful ranger directed
us to a neat spot on BLM land off of Onion Valley Road,
a few miles up from Independence.
- Saturday morning we visited the famous Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White
Mountains on the eastern side of Owen's Valley. Saturday evening we hit some
hot springs and then drove up to the Sherwin Creek campground near Mammoth and camped there.
- Sunday and Monday we skied until mid-afternoon and
then hiked and bathed in the hot springs afterwards.
There were attempts at fishing in the Sherwin Lakes,
but alas no fish were caught.
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