Mammoth walk at mammoth mountain
Trip Start May 31, 2012
97Trip End Aug 24, 2012
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Our main destination today was a place called Mammoth (no seriously!). We started off with a brilliant lunch which quickly became Rowans favourite meal ever since as soon as we sat down a group of workmen started laying a new road so we saw a full parade of trucks including his recent fav the road roller! It was probably one of my fav lunches too since it was in a real café and not a ham sandwich picnic – yay!! So after lunch we headed up Mammoth mountain and ended up on a bus squashed in with a load of macho mountain bikers… they were a strange bunch of macho men all dressed head to toe in lycra, psyching each other up, comparing helmets and bouncing their bikes to compare tyre pressures
We decided to take a stroll along to the Devils postpile which is an area of huge tall hexagonal columns that were formed naturally. The stones also made an ideal drum for Rowan who loves to have a jamming session with jojo, Arnaud and I at ever opportunity. Air guitar and drumming rocks with sticks are his fav hobbies now he has no real toys!! Since we had spare time due to the cable car being blown up, and the walk so far had been quite easy, we decided to carry on walking and see if we could make it to a nearby attraction called rainbow falls. We walked for an age through beautiful forest and along beside river. We are officially in bear country now and the scenery was exactly like you see on the telly with bears catching fish in the river. Beautiful! After a long, long walk we made it to the rainbow falls which were really impressive. We were knackered especially since we carried the babies all that way (3 miles so far). I had read in the visitor book that we could get the bus back from rainbow falls but we soon realised there was a problem since the falls were in the middle of the forest with no road nearby at all!! As a last resort we decided to check the map properly and soon saw that we needed to walk another couple of miles to get the bus!! Gutted