Fourth of July in Mammoth

For the Fourth of July weekend, we made an annual pilgrimage to Mammoth Mountain for some world-class mountain biking. For good or bad, there was a boatload of snow on the mountain and the top half only worked with skis or snowboards. This forced us into lower-elevation riding, in Lower Rock Creek (win-win).

The green patch in the background is Bishop; the mountain on the left is Mt. Tom, the smaller one on the right is Basin Mountain - in between is Horton Lake.
The green patch in the background is Bishop; the mountain on the left is Mt. Tom, the smaller one on the right is Basin Mountain – in between is Horton Lake.
Deep snows on Mammoth Mountain (even on the Fourth of July) allowed summer boarding.
Deep snows on Mammoth Mountain (even on the Fourth of July) allowed summer boarding.
June Lake
June Lake

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Lunch at the Whoa Nellie Deli overlooking Mono Lake. Or said differently, eating Mobil gas station food in Lee Vining.
Lunch at the Whoa Nellie Deli overlooking Mono Lake. Or said differently, eating Mobil gas station food in Lee Vining.
Tioga Lake looking toward Tioga Pass.
Tioga Lake looking toward Tioga Pass.
Saddlebag Lake Resort - the lake is on the left, frozen.
Saddlebag Lake Resort – the lake is on the left is frozen.
10,000' elevation with a frozen Saddlebag Lake in the background.
10,000′ elevation with a frozen Saddlebag Lake in the background.

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