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California’s Mammoth Lakes Basin

09 Mammoth Lakes Basin

California’s Sierra Nevada mountains have some pretty spectacular scenery! 

The “Lakes Basin,” as it is commonly referred to, is only a few miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes.  Mammoth Lakes sits on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range and is best known as a top notch down-hill ski destination.  It is especially popular with skiers from the Los Angeles area.

Mammoth Lakes Basin
(Mammoth Lakes Basin)

The Mammoth Lakes Basin is mostly a summer destination, being a popular spot for hiking, biking, rock-climbing, camping and fishing.  There are more than a dozen lakes set in this beautiful environment of mountains and forests.

We visited the area several times when we lived in California and our kids were young.  Always had a pleasant half week stay when we came.

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