From the town of Mammoth Lakes, the first lake accessed is Twin Lakes, connected at the base of the southeastern slope of Mammoth Mountain. A foot bridge crosses the connection point. On one side of the lake are lava cliffs formed when Mammoth Mountain erupted. The other side has the Inyo National Forest's campground and Tamarack Lodge.
Mammoth Mountain is a lava dome complex within the southwest area of the Long Valley Caldera, consisting of 12 rhyodacite and dacite overlapping domes. They were formed in a long series of eruptions from 110,000 to 57,000 years ago. The area is still active with minor eruptions, the largest a steam eruption 700 years ago. Today volcanic gas continues to be discharged; large amounts of carbon dioxide are released near Horseshoe Lake, resulting in the killing of the trees.
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serp2000 (43594) 2014-05-22 6:26
Hi, Ray, my neighbor today,
What can I say again? Wonderful presentation of the nature of Northern California. Excellent combination of so clever composition, marvalous colors, amazing reflection and perfect DoF!
Good continuing of the Mammoth Lake theme.
Noel_Byrne (30143) 2014-05-22 10:07
Another beautiful spectacle, you really are an ambassador for your country. Looking at your posts, I would imagine it is hard to find a tourist brochure with any images as fine as these. A breath of fresh air can be felt from the image, and the sweeping curve of the land around the lake. Wonderful light and colors.
fritzi007 (10411) 2014-05-22 13:30
very beautiful mountain scenery, beautiful colors, very well done, congratulations!
marabu61 (10717) 2014-05-22 14:06
What a wonderful place here, it is really inviting us for a extended hike along this beautiful lake and mountains. The light is gorgeous, the colors of autumn are sublime and the reflections in the water simply stunning. A real eye catcher indeed.
have a great time
Silvio1953 (139927) 2014-05-22 14:49
Ciao Ray, fascinatinmg mountain landscape with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
emka (94484) 2014-05-22 23:49
Hi Ray, Wonderful series from Mammoth lakes. Fascinating landscpae shown so beautifully.
Sorry, I am very busy to write more. Regards from Vienna MAlgo
mesutilgim (94008) 2014-05-23 11:52
Very nice lakeview with good pov and layout.Nice reflections.
TFS and have a nice weekend