Mammoth Lakes is named after the Mammoth Mine striking gold in 1877 at Red Mountain east of this view of Lake Mary.
The glacier carved Mammoth Lakes Basin has five lakes besides this one - Lake Mary; Lake Mamie, Lake George, Horseshoe Lake, and Twin Lakes. All in elevation ranging from 8,540 to 9,008 feet above sea level.
All lakes are within Federal Forest protected lands and therefore open to the Public. And they are wondeful places to saunter around, and take trails even deeper into the Sierra Nevadas.
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Noel_Byrne (25558) 2014-05-20 10:49
When I think back to the desert scenes you posted a little while back, the difference in color and light is amazing compared to this place. The light is so much colder here, I guess the deep blue and earth colors cause that, and the lack of burning sand! A wonderful reflection too, that water looks almost like mist in the lower part of the frame.
Thanks as always
eldancer1 (29347) 2014-05-22 7:20
Awesome landscape! Look so beautiful but also looks very cold. I like having the lake on the foreground and the reflections on the water. Sharp details and good lighting. Very well done, tfs.
Yes, I was shooting those paragliders while standing on top of the cliff in Torrey Pines.
COSTANTINO (57155) 2014-05-22 11:00
it looks amazing this awesome landscape
the surface of this lake is fantastic
like a mirror and the mountains in the
background with snow create a winter
atmosphere the light is so much colder
one of your best photos here in
have a nice time
Miguel82 (24937) 2014-05-22 18:55
Very good picture Ray, beautiful natural landscape, superb mountains, the perfect habitat for many animals species, greetings