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Along the Eastern Sierras: Part III, Between Bishop and Mono Lake
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Jul 10, 2018 10:42:03   #
dmeyer (a regular here)
 
We were on the road before dawn in order to be at Convict Lake for first light. Anticipating temps in the 40's, I wore my Columbia rain jacket, but not my fleece. I was an icicle by the time I got back in the car. Later I saw where the recorded temperature that morning was 28 degrees. (Just a word to the wise, wear fleece. You can always take it off.) After a warming breakfast at Tom's Place, we drove up the Rock Creek Road to the John Muir Wilderness Area. Second lesson learned--never ask a hiker how difficult a trail is! After a rocky, strenuous (for us) hike, we reached the overlook to Mack Lake. Next stop was the Mammoth Lakes area where we went first to Mamie Lake, then crossed the road to photograph the waterfall created by the outflow from Mamie down to/and including Twin Lakes. Heading east, we went to the Hot Creek Geologic Site, then north to scout out Mono Lake for a nice location to return to for a sunrise. June Lake was our home base for the next three nights.


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Jul 10, 2018 10:46:14   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Great set!
Jul 10, 2018 10:50:11   #
kenievans (a regular here)
 
Beautiful job. I so want to be there right now after seeing them.
Jul 10, 2018 10:50:42   #
Rickyb
 
Gr.eat! Cannot get there from here
Jul 10, 2018 11:01:45   #
Dr.Nikon (a regular here)
 
Really nice stufffff .., I certainly enjoyed them ..
Jul 10, 2018 11:01:50   #
SteveLew
 
Outstanding photos. Photos 2,3 and 7 should grace the covers of photo magazines.
 
Jul 10, 2018 11:03:19   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
The perfect compromise set! Hard work on your part, great enjoyment on ours.
Jul 10, 2018 11:04:12   #
gsmith051 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful!
Jul 10, 2018 11:08:37   #
Bushpilot (a regular here)
 
A gorgeous series!
Jul 10, 2018 11:15:52   #
jederick (a regular here)
 
Bushpilot wrote:
A gorgeous series!


Enjoyed every shot of this beautiful series...and every step of your trip from previous posts!!
Jul 10, 2018 11:17:39   #
Paladin48 (a regular here)
 
dmeyer wrote:
We were on the road before dawn in order to be at Convict Lake for first light. Anticipating temps in the 40's, I wore my Columbia rain jacket, but not my fleece. I was an icicle by the time I got back in the car. Later I saw where the recorded temperature that morning was 28 degrees. (Just a word to the wise, wear fleece. You can always take it off.) After a warming breakfast at Tom's Place, we drove up the Rock Creek Road to the John Muir Wilderness Area. Second lesson learned--never ask a hiker how difficult a trail is! After a rocky, strenuous (for us) hike, we reached the overlook to Mack Lake. Next stop was the Mammoth Lakes area where we went first to Mamie Lake, then crossed the road to photograph the waterfall created by the outflow from Mamie down to/and including Twin Lakes. Heading east, we went to the Hot Creek Geologic Site, then north to scout out Mono Lake for a nice location to return to for a sunrise. June Lake was our home base for the next three nights.
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Incredible shots
 
Jul 10, 2018 11:19:09   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
Gorgeous scenery well captured .
Jul 10, 2018 11:19:42   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
dmeyer wrote:
We were on the road before dawn in order to be at Convict Lake for first light. Anticipating temps in the 40's, I wore my Columbia rain jacket, but not my fleece. I was an icicle by the time I got back in the car. Later I saw where the recorded temperature that morning was 28 degrees. (Just a word to the wise, wear fleece. You can always take it off.) After a warming breakfast at Tom's Place, we drove up the Rock Creek Road to the John Muir Wilderness Area. Second lesson learned--never ask a hiker how difficult a trail is! After a rocky, strenuous (for us) hike, we reached the overlook to Mack Lake. Next stop was the Mammoth Lakes area where we went first to Mamie Lake, then crossed the road to photograph the waterfall created by the outflow from Mamie down to/and including Twin Lakes. Heading east, we went to the Hot Creek Geologic Site, then north to scout out Mono Lake for a nice location to return to for a sunrise. June Lake was our home base for the next three nights.
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Stunning set of images Diane.
Jul 10, 2018 11:43:30   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
dmeyer wrote:
We were on the road before dawn in order to be at Convict Lake for first light. Anticipating temps in the 40's, I wore my Columbia rain jacket, but not my fleece. I was an icicle by the time I got back in the car. Later I saw where the recorded temperature that morning was 28 degrees. (Just a word to the wise, wear fleece. You can always take it off.) After a warming breakfast at Tom's Place, we drove up the Rock Creek Road to the John Muir Wilderness Area. Second lesson learned--never ask a hiker how difficult a trail is! After a rocky, strenuous (for us) hike, we reached the overlook to Mack Lake. Next stop was the Mammoth Lakes area where we went first to Mamie Lake, then crossed the road to photograph the waterfall created by the outflow from Mamie down to/and including Twin Lakes. Heading east, we went to the Hot Creek Geologic Site, then north to scout out Mono Lake for a nice location to return to for a sunrise. June Lake was our home base for the next three nights.
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Beautiful.

OBTW, that trail up from the parking lot to Mack Lake is called The Crankshaft by the locals.

Great shots.
Jul 10, 2018 12:08:21   #
dmeyer (a regular here)
 
Longshadow wrote:
Great set!


Thanks, Longshadow--good to see you!
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