On Friday, we decided to take another hike and headed back to Mammoth Lakes. Our destination was Lake George, another beautiful lake, at an elevation of 9,250. There are a number of hikes, but the one we choose was one that goes to a couple of lakes, Barrett and TJ Lakes. There is a campground and day use area at Lake George and there were people fishing as well as kayaking and canoeing.
Tuesdaywe packed up and drove back to Mammoth to use Shady Rest's dump and water fill up. We made 12 days without having to get water or dump. Pretty good. We took short navy showers and filled up a couple of gallon plastic containers whenever we went into town, which helped. I had read about a couple of boondocking spots near Mono Lake on the Shunpiker website, which is a very helpful tool in finding free camping. On monday, we had driven there to check it out and found a great spot overlooking the lake.We then went to Whoa Nellie Deli, which is in the Tioga Gas Mart, near Lee Vining. Yes, a restaurant inside a gas station mart. It is not your typical food mart or deli. Some of the things on the menu are wild buffalo meatloaf, pork loin with a berry apricot glaze, lobster taquitos, fish tacos with a ginger coleslaw and mango salsa. Joe just had a cheeseburger(yawn) and I had the special, a great shrimp ceviche. It was more like a gazpacho, with tons of cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, chilies, and just the right amount of heat. Delish!! A nice place with sitting outside overlooking the lake, which also has music Thursdays thru Sundays
Anyway we got to our great little spot over looking Mono Lake. We will be kayaking this amazing lake tomorrow.
The pictures below are our views out our passenger side windows. Not too shabby and another free camping site.
I zoomed in for a picture of some ofthe tufa formations that make Mono Lake famous. You'll see many close up ones from our kayak trip next blog.
As the sun sets on another awesome place.