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... us an hour to finally decide on a spot and get set up but since the drive only took us about two hours (a lot quicker than anticipated) so we had most of the day open to do as we pleased. Unfortunately is was extremely windy, gusts up to 25 mph throughout the entire day. Due to the wind we decided to just walk around the campgrounds and spend the day relaxing in the Scamp. The wind was supposed to die down by early evening and we planned to have ...
... too. So we had to take our third option. The roads are so confusing and badly sign posted. The third option was less than ideal we had to travel on a skinny road with a drop one side and hard up against rocks on the other. The road was so narrow it didn't even have two lanes so when we passed another car we both had to slow right down. This wasn't helped by how windy the road was with most corners as blind coroners. It was about triple ...
... three of them with backpacks on, and I was feeling it. I was using all my leg muscles this trip!
Finally, we made it to the car. We made it! We had some energy drink once we got to the car, then set off to drive back to Bishop. Dad has a tradition of always stopping at a restaurant in Bishop called Jack's after a backpack trip, and he always orders a pecan waffle. So we did that. The food was ok, but we ended up being seated right next to a family ...
... passing through meadows, seeing waterfalls, crossing pretty streams, we finally made it to the granite basin where I wanted to go, with the end destination being Hungry Packer Lake.
As soon as we entered the basin, I was completely blown away, I could feel that this place is very special. I was literally in Heaven. There was no one else there either when we entered the basin. We were surrounded in granite mountains that look like cathedrals to me, with beautiful blue lakes ...
... the clouds to my back and behold an old promise of the Lord, a magnificent rainbow arching over a landscape rugged yet graceful, cold, hard, but stunningly beautiful. I was enthralled. What a reward for trudging the long winding miles of unfavorable weather while leaving Yosemite over snowy Donohue's Pass into Ansel Adams Wilderness.
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Mammoth Lakes Holiday Inn
Enjoyed a brief stay at the Holiday Inn. Nice accomodations and good
service. My wife enjoyed the Spa area while my son and I took advantage of the great skiing.
My myself and my new husband stayed at the Holiday Inn and Suites during part of our 3 week tour of California on our honeymoon. We stayed from the 3rd to the 5th August. When we arrived it was 13°c, after coming from the 40°c temps of Vegas, I was a little ------ off. I didn't know that it was going to be so cold. Yeah I knew we were high up in the mountains, but didn't think the drop in temp. would be so dramatic. So when we arrived at our room was too annoyed to take anything in. The room was fine though, absolutely nothing wrong with it, it was a very good standard for a holiday inn. They have an indoor gym and swimming pool and there is a bar (although it only seems to be occupied by the barman). I'd probably have been a little more appreciative if I wasn't so cold. We went for our dinner to a place across the road, I think it was called Slocums. The food was fantastic (so we went back our second night there too). There isn't much to do in Mammoth Lakes unless you are into your mountain biking or skiiing. However, we did venture to the mountain (fully equipped with warm clothes on). It was a little bit warmer there. We had planned to rent a couple of bikes but they were all out (it was Saturday), so instead we went up the gondolas to the top of the mountain, we stayed there for about a minute, we had to leave other the frostbite would have set in. When we arrived back down, we sat outside and watched people rock climbing (not real rock climbing, there was a practice bit). It was quite entertaining and I wish I'd tried it. We had a beautiful lunch at the cafe there, with it being a little warmer I even took my jumper off and would you believe its the most burnt I've ever been. Being so high up, the air is very thin, so beware, always wear suncream (even if you are freezing). I would recommend the Holiday Inn if you plan a visit to Mammoth Lakes, it has everything you need. Mammoth Lakes is definitely for the mountain biking and skiing enthusiasts.
Great hotel in the middle of town
Compared to the horrible hotel in Jamestown, CA we'd stayed at the night before, the Holiday Inn was a welcome relief. It's a bit tricky to find and is tucked away behind a Chevron station. It's almost directly opposite Shats Bakery (a fantastic place for breakfast and home cooked goodies). Rooms were clean, well maintained and appeared recently remodeled. Hotel has free high-speed internet and is 100% smoke free, which makes for a welcome change in this price category. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Would go there again
Room was clean and well appointed for the price
Ignore the location between the Chevron Station and the ministorage. Close to great bakery and outlets. For the money, this place was a winner.
Undoubtedly the WORST hotel my family and I stayed in during our visit to the USA!
Good value hotel
This hotel is 100% smoke free and is a great hotel for it's class. We stayed there in June 2004 for one night and found it to be totally adequate for our needs.
We dined at Slocumbes accross the road and it was excellent, a first class restaurant.
We would like to return to mammoth lakes and spend more time exploring the area.
Good Value and Convenient
We stayed for a week in Feb 2003. Clean, modern, convenient to town and the ski shuttle, good value restaurant. Indoor swimming pool was OK although a bit cramped. Great value for money.
Clean, Friendly & Convenient
I stayed at the property for a week in March-April 2004. The hotel is 100% smoke free. The room was clean and in good shape. The front desk was helpful. The room's doors face an interior hallway, not the outside, so there was no draft in the room.Most of the rooms have high speed internet provided free (some rooms are still being upgraded) and local calls are free. The location is great- on the main road. There is a ski shop a few foot steps away. I would stay at the property again.
Ok for a stopover
We stayed here in Sep '03. We had booked a suite and were given the honeymoon suite, very nice we thought until we entered the room, if I had been taken there on my honeymoon I would have been very disappointed, badly in need of decoration. Probelms with the plumbing our toilet blocked twice and we were only there one night!
Great value-great location
Gerat place to stay! Ask for mountain view when you check in. Really convienantly located if you want to stay in town. Not dissapointed by anything.