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Travel Blogs from Crowley Lake
... 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 ...
... day, but it was more varied and spaced out. It was much easier.
We were both in excellent spirits and enjoying the hike. This hike was one of the best day hikes I have ever been on. Along the way, we saw beautiful lakes surrounded by bright green grasses, and meadows that are out of a fairy tale novel. We also saw a lot of wildflowers!
Where we camped was more in a forest area, but where we were hiking to was a granite basin, where it is mainly rock, with beautiful ...
... moments were the smell of fallen incense cedar trees with their swirling roots. It smelled sweet with a hint of earthy cinnamon. A big inhale of a bit of wet cedar strengthened a connection with the landscape. The moment of utter bliss was rounding a dreary bend on the gloomy trail above Thousand Islands Lake when the sun ...
... high above the current water level. The islands on Mono Lake are also an important nesting place for California's sea gull population. Gulls migrate to Mono from all over the state as it is a safe haven for nesting, and excellent feeding ground. The lake is home to a couple of endemic species that have adapted to its harsh conditions: alkali flies hatch in the shallow briny waters, and feed on the shoreline, and brine shrimp have also evolved to ...
... natural splendor.
Sara climbing on the lower pitches of Red Dihedral
Lindsey enjoying one of the rare moments when the sun came out that day!
Sara doing yoga ...
Other places to stay in Crowley Lake
3236 Main St, Crowley Lake | 3 star hotelfrom $173
- Mammoth Lakes Holiday Inn
- Good Standard Holiday Inn
- Great hotel in the middle of town
Meadow Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $185
Arrowhead Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $118
1914 Meridian Boulevard, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $182