Mammoth Meadow is just off Highway 203 near the main Eastern Sierra Nevada corridor's main Highway 395.
The flat fertile landscape here is fed by snow melt from the meandering Sherwin Creek. The mountainous background is within the protected John Muir Wilderness.
This Wilderness was approved by Congress in 1964, and contains 581,000 acres, with a length of 90 miles along the crest of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. It has 57 spectacular peaks over 4,000 meters in elevation. Glacial action has carved the landscape and there remain glaciers even today.
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COSTANTINO (58761) 2014-06-07 7:22
Hello my dear friend
we are neighbors now with photos absolutely
differentMine shows th blue sea and the island
of Samos yours shows a wonderful landscape
with mountains everything presents a dynamic
contrast the blue cloudy sky the snowy mountains
the beautiful green forest and the magnificent
landscape with thousand of yellow flowers
decorating the place
have a nice time
kabel (1899) 2014-06-07 7:24
Hi Ray, nice meadow image. Must be spring or early summer. Good color and composition. You must have wonderful memories of the sierras and I hope you will get back there soon,
jemaflor (88199) 2014-06-07 8:39
Nice landscape well captured, good effect with this Fg with grass and yellow flowers, nice brightness.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-07 9:42
Hello Ray - This reminds me a little of the landscape I recently posted where winter and spring meet. Beautifully layered landscape and an attractive wilderness shot.
eldancer1 (30826) 2014-06-07 10:05
Beautiful landscape! You must feel like in flower heaven. Great pov and good dof with sharp details. Awesome colors. Very well done, tfs.
nikkitta (16230) 2014-06-07 12:25
Good captue , finally some green field at the front and imperessive mountains at the back
Good composed landscape
Sww you on YT
fritzi007 (8112) 2014-06-07 16:15
(the divers were Czech tourists)
really a very beautiful landscape, congratulate you!
jcpix (13726) 2014-06-07 17:48
If I drive for a few hours I can get myself into similar landscape at a much higher altitude, but it's still not quite as impressive or beautiful as this. I love the contrasting white, snow filled portions of this otherwise colorful scene. It's all so fresh and 'airy,' with a calm atmosphere for good measure. Isn't it great when nature provides such a pleasant setting...just look through the viewfinder and click! :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-06-07 21:50
Ray, at last springtime as if nature celebrates the end of winter..so many beautiful colors and a marvelous panoramic view to the Sierras..
emka (84209) 2014-06-07 23:52
Beautiful meadow with many flowers. Fantastic view of the mountains of Eastern Sierra. Magnificent place.
WArm regrads MAlgo
PS. Bodie ghost town is not so far :). I was in more remote and far places :). I went there for a one day tour from Yosemite, visiting on a way Tyoga Pass and Mono Lake. I liked it very much so I am looking forward to see your photos.