An October 2003 trip
to June Lake by judee0624
Quote: We drove from our home in Southern California to June Lake to enjoy a few days at our new timeshare property.
The fall color on the aspens was breathtaking. It was chilly enough to warrant a real fire in the wood stove. We moved on down the road to encounter the lovely fall scenery. I thought I was watching a movie, except that I was driving!
This is a big ski area in the winter. But this was the end of fishing season. The next day, we went to the Mammoth Lakes area to see Devil’s Postpile, a national monument that neither of us had ever seen. On the way, we went up to a viewing area that afforded a magnificent view across the mountain range to the Minarets.
We were alone there. The Minarets are the result of lava flows eons ago. The Minarets were here before the Sierras existed. The really narrow road to the Postpile was long and winding. When we got to the parking area, we came across a group of Corvette enthusiasts. The day before, we had seen Porsches, and today we had Corvettes. We hiked about a half-mile to the Postpile. It looked just like all the pictures but was disappointing in its size. Both of us had imagined something bigger. Also, it is volcanic lava in origin. $14 admission. So we went around the corner and found a little lake. Very pretty.
We went into the town of Mammoth Lakes looking for ski gloves. Big (named Mammoth for both the size and the animal) ski area here, now bare as a bone. It was a lovely day. We retreated to our inn, where the lobby and its magnificent fireplace greeted us. The stuffed animals were a little daunting, though.