Mammoth Lakes, California
June 14-19, 2007 - Mammoth Lakes, California was our first
real sightseeing stop. We camped at Coldwater Campground
at the far end of town. The campground sits about 1,000 feet
higher than town, but it is a lovely and quiet wooded area.
We took several hikes from the campground. One hike went
along a rushing brook, another went past several lakes (the
"Duck Lake" hike, though we didn't make it all the way to Duck
Lake). We also rode our bikes around the Twin Lakes and
Horseshoe Lake area near the campground. This is an easy
bike ride and we were rewarded with stunning views.
We rode our bikes into town as well. There is a fantastic
descent to get to town, but you have to pay for that thrill with a
long climb back to the campground at the end of the day.
There is a wonderful bike path that winds through town and to
the outskirts near a golf course.
I felt like we were riding our bikes and hiking through the pages of
a high-end touring catalog.
On our way out of town we took the scenic loop past June Lake.
It was a gorgeous area with towering mountains and a cute little
town center. We didn't stop. Another time!! We were on a
mission to see Yosemite National Park.