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Old 08-03-09, 08:22 PM   #1
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Mammoth Lakes area rides?

Ok I'm stuck here one more day, looking for something to do tomorrow. I've ridden up to Lake Mary via Old Mammoth Road, ridden from town to the summit of Minaret and down to Red's Meadow and back. I've done the scenic loop and June Lake loop, Tioga Pass... what else is there to do that's in reasonable riding distance? i.e. no car?

I'll probably just go back to Red's Meadow and then up Lake Mary road if there's nothing else to do. I did Red's meadow last year, haven't done it this year...
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So I searched around a bit and think I am going to take Lake Crowley road to Tom's Place and back.
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So I searched around a bit and think I am going to take Lake Crowley road to Tom's Place and back.
You could do that - or you continue on, ride down to Rovana and back, and bag the Old Sherwin Grade descent. You won't be disappointed. Basically, go down 395 to the McGee Creek turnoff, ride the Crowley Lake Drive through Tom's Place, get back on 395 for a short bit and take the first exit for Lower Rock Creek Road.

Like so: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/9357302

Another nice ride is to ride Up to Hwy 120, and then go east towards Benton Hot Springs. You'll need to bring enough water, as there is precious little out that way. I usually head out, and tell the wife to wait 3-4 hours and then come after me. Spectacular scenery, almost o traffic, and the descent of Sagehen is nice.
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I've done lower rock creek several times as part of everest challenge.
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In that case, you've pretty much done it all with respect to being based at Mammoth. Pine Canyon up to the tungsten mine would be my only other suggestion.

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I ended up riding out to Tom's place and back and then kept going up Minaret to the summit, down to Red's Meadow, met my wife and rode back up (slowly) with her.
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