Midway through a Mammoth area trip with a visit to Laurel Lakes today. Having issues uploading all the images so threw a few snap shots in the folder below.
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Been cloudy most of the time so far so just been bar hoping with the group before their big hike. Cleared for a few minutes last night just before sunset so took a few photos. Woke up early this am as the group went on their hike and I headed up to Laurel Lakes.
Ridden to Laurel Lakes many times on my moto and Polaris so I was looking forward to the first time with the van. The van purchase was partially intiated by a forum member on here who posted their pic up there years ago. Forgot who it was but owe them some credit.
Crawled up and made it in 3 or so hours. Had a beer and took a few photos and headed back down as a storm looks like it was heading in.
Currently sitting above the valley floor while it's raining writing this post. Decent reception up here. Going to spend the night up here and catch a sunrise. I am about 6-7 switch back up the hill from the main entry. Great view up here.
Only the last turn/switch back was an issue and had to jockey around 3-4 times to make it. All the others were tight but was able to make them the first time. Not having a spotter with me make that last turn a 10 minute ordeal. There are no second chances if you make a mistake there.