Westin Monache Resort Mammoth
Travel Blogs from Mammoth Lakes
... was 39 degrees and dropping fast...time to break out the fifth of Grand Mariner and cigars. It steadily got colder and colder and we froze our asses off last night. I only had my three season tent as was Homer's. It went into the single digits and al our water was froze and we has ice crystals on everything. It was a gret camp though and very quiet, only a handful of other people scattered around. We left camp around 9am, then ...
... if we did see a bear! Sweat was lashing off us and we had no water – totally unprepared for a hike. I had read in the visitor book that this impromptu hike we were now on was for experienced walkers and here we are with 2 babies, no water and a real chance of meeting a bear as night falls. We were so tired we couldn't even speak except to shout the occasional swear word. Mum, maybe it’s lucky you weren’t here ...
... the 'usual' trophies all over the walls of the reception lobby) on June Lake some time around 7.30pm and were quite tired after a long day, but also quite relieved to be putting our cases down in our cabin for the night. It was an old semi-detached cabin, with an old bathroom suite and a very old cut and loop carpet, but the sheets smelled fresh and we were quite happy. Suddenly we were very thirsty and very hungry. We drove in to the main part of the ...
... Generally we find that clothing in the States is the same price in dollars as it would be in pounds and frequently less. So it depends on the exchange rate exactly how much you save. We have a Post Office credit card which we use for these trips as that doesn't charge for purchases abroad and gives you the exchance rate on the day that you purchase. This trip the exchange varied between 1.57 and 1.60 depending when in the trip we ...
... stop in Yosemite village and we were ready for the run through Tioga Pass to the east exit of the park. We had to stop about halfway up the pass to put on fleeces or jacket liners as the pass rises to 10,000ft above sea level and there was still quite a lot of snow around. Apparently it snowed here last week and it was pretty cold today.
Tioga Lake at the park exit still has a covering of ice in the ...
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