Mammoth Lakes Journals

Eastern Sierras

A May 2003 trip to Mammoth Lakes by noplacelikeroam

Bodie Photo, Mammoth Lakes, California More Photos
Quote: We spent the summer in the Eastern Sierras along 395 in California. We visited Devil's Postpile, Yosemite, Mono Lake, and Bristlecone (a forest with trees still living after 3,000 years). There was so much to see and do that we are going back this summer to enjoy the area again.

Eastern Sierras

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Overview

Bodie Photo, Mammoth Lakes, California
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This area is very popular in the summer months, since the elevations range from 6,000 to 11,000+ feet, yet it never seems crowded since it's such a large area with so much to do. The campgrounds and resorts do fill up early, especially around holidays, but the trip is definitely worthwhile.Quick Tips: Go in June, it's after the Memorial Day crush and before it really gets busy. The nights are crisp, with temperatures usually in the 40s, but the days are 60s to 70s. Stock up on groceries in Bishop if you come up from the south. Mammoth Lakes prices are typical ski town/vacation destination prices.Best Way To Get Around: If you only wish to hike, fish, tour the lake, ride horses, o...Read More

Convict Lake

Hotel

Convict Lake Photo, Mammoth Lakes, California
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Best Things Nearby:Natural hot springs, horseback/trail riding, wilderness trail, Yosemite, Bodie (ghost town), Devil's Post Pile, a five-star restaurant within walking distance. . . too much to list.Best Things About the Resort:Fresh, clean air, trout fishing, wildlife, moderate temperatures, and a zillion stars at night.Resort Experience:This is a forest service campground. There are no hookups at the sites, but there is potable water throughout the campground and flush toilets. There are showers available for a fee over at the resort. The sites are paved and mostly level, some shaded but most aren't. There are deer that wander the campground and the occa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2004

Convict Lake
2000 Convict Lake Road
Mammoth Lakes, California

Yosemite

Story/Tip

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Yosemite National Park is huge and had endless opportunities for exercise, nature's beauty and varieties of wildlife. You could spend weeks at a time there and not see it all. We intend to renew our National Parks Pass to take advantage of many more visits to Yosemite this coming summer.

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noplacelikeroam

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