Posts tagged Mammoth
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Dog Boulder, TJ Lakes and Clark Canyon

Back towards the end of June I got to go up to Mammoth Lakes to do some camping and climbing. Mammoth is hands down one of my most favorite areas to go visit in California... not just exclusively because of Mammoth, but the areas close to Mammoth as well (June Lake, Clark Canyon, Owens River Gorge, Bishop, Lone Pine... etc.) are all so close to it. I just love this area. Its gorgeous, and I want to live here. I'm pretty much down to go here any time I can. Winter or summer... its a fantastic playground. So when Marc invited me to join a group going up there in June, I didn't hesitate to jump on board.We stayed at a sweet campsite area in Mammoth Lakes called Shady Rest Campground which I had never been to before. It's not exactly roughing it, but it was a cool car camping site that is really accessible to all parts of the Mammoth area.I drove up Friday evening, and joined the crew at their campsite.

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Ice Climbing in June Lake and Lee Vining, CA

You know the saying, "Getting there is half the battle" ? Well, I think with ice-climbing that this is definitely true. My climbing (rock) partner, Jim, and I got it in our heads late December that ice-climbing was a natural progression to the rock climbing we've been doing and decided to sign up for a ice-climbing 101 course in California just outside of Mammoth Lakes, Ca where I typically go skiing. It was amazing! I can't say that it really translated the same as rock climbing, but the whole weekend was just fantastic. I'm always amazed at how even the worst weeks can just completely seem to disappear when I am outside doing something bananas like this.

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