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Mammoth Lakes CA

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mnhoj, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Hello all.
    Just got back from the Mammoth Lakes area. I've been going since I was a kid and really love it there.
    The weather was great, the views stunning, and the fishing was outstanding.

    We started out the trip with a little hickup. A small brush fire on the west side of the 395. Hats off to the fire crew. They had it out and cleared in no time.
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    Twin falls. This is just below Lake Mamie and right above the Twin Lakes.
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    Lake Mamie. Late afternoon.
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    And looking down at the Twin Lakes from the falls.
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    My youngest, Gabe. Convict Lake.
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    Looking west from Hot creek. The serenity, the hawks patrolling, this is my moment when I catch my breath and all the hustle and bustle of city life melts away.
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    Mammoth creek sunrise.
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    Lake George
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    Hot creek hatchery. Brooder pond. VSCO Velvia.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    very nice set, John. That last one is an exclamation point on the whole series. I'd print that one big!
     
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Thanks Luke.
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Superb set of images!!
     
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice work John...I really like "Mammoth Creek Sunrise".

    Looks like an excellent region to visit and holiday and exactly the kind of places I like to go and fish here in Oz, albeit our alpine/mountain landscapes are different.

    Trout fishing I assume ?
     
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  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Thank you Andy.
     
  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    259
    Jan 27, 2012
    Thanks Joe.
    Yes. Mostly rainbow with a chance for a brown.
    Hiking up to the upper lakes add brook and golden to the mix.
     
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  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Every visit we stop by the hatchery on our way home and feed the tanks. Our timing this year showed some pretty large stock. 3-4 lbs. ( ;
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    fish....which is my favorite dish..... but without my money it's just a wish. (one of my all time favorite rap lyrics)
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Big sky and beauty, John - I am quite jealous, but very glad to see your views. Thanks for including my favorite little growing up boy, Gabe!
     
  11. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Thank you very much BB.
     
  12. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    Beautiful,John.
    I spent a winter in Mammoth in my youth and we used to party at the hot springs.