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EXPLORE THE AREA
The Sierra backcountry is only accessible on foot or horseback. This pristine area
offers those who enter it a most wonderful experience.
Lakes, streams, mountains, wildlife and unparalleled scenic views.
Bodie Ghost Town
This authentic Ghost Town is thirteen miles off highway 395 near the town of Bridgeport.
This Ghost Town is one of the most famous mining towns from the old west. It's history
of wild and raucous miners is well documented.
Bodie is one of the best preserved Ghost Towns left in the United States. Only as
recent as 1968 was this town given to the protection of the U.S. Forest Service.
It is a must see, bringing back the old west in all it's glory.
Mammoth Lakes Basin
Just a couple of miles from the town, the Mammoth Lakes Basin offers the summer
visitor numerous lakes, streams and waterfalls. The views are unforgettable; great
fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, to name just a few of the activities.
During the winter months great cross country skiing is offered on scenic tracks
around the basin.
Created thousands of years ago with a high acidic content, Mono Lake is home to
millions of birds throughout the year.
The lake is inhabited by "brine shrimp" that is an attractive food source for the
different kinds of birds that frequent the lake. There are no fish in this lake
because of the mineral content. The "Tufa" towers, a limestone formation created
from underwater springs, create a eerie collection of statues along the shoreline.
The Forest Service has an overlook point and information center on the history and
formation of the lake as well as the Paiute Indian Tribe that has lived along the
shores over the years. Alongside the lake are the Inyo craters that were active
volcanoes seven hundred years ago.
Rainbow Falls and Devils Postpile
Both of these spectacular sites are nestled in the "Reds Meadow" valley. It is a
twenty minute drive from the Mammoth area. The drive into the valley offers the
most fantastic vistas of the Sierra Nevada range.
In the Reds Meadow area are lakes and the head waters of the San Joaquin river that
runs all the way to the pacific ocean.
Rainbow Falls and Devils Postpile are short hikes by foot or on horseback. The area
offers great fishing, horseback riding, hiking or just enjoying some of the sierras
most beautiful country.
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