Photographer's Note

Minaret Falls is a 3 mile roundtrip hike from the shuttle bus stop for The Devil's Postmile National Monument and Rainbow Falls trail. The Shuttle Bus is the only way into Red's Meadow Valley, unless a camping site is available, then the camping vehicle must stay at the site. The shuttle bus leaves from the Mammoth Mountain ski area.

Most visitors get off the shuttle bus and head for The Devil's Postpile. I went the opposite direction on the trail to Minaret Falls, and had them all to myself.
The Mammoth Lakes area was jam packed with visitors and day-trippers, so to be able to have solitude here was wonderful, especially the water tumbling over the mountain side.

This image is of the upper portion of the falls. Even with my wide angle lens it was difficult to include the entire area of cascades and falls.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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