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Sherwin LakesSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2014
slegal
Hiking5.60 Miles 836 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles
836 ft AEG
 
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Skiing on Mammoth was pretty sub-par due to the lingering drought. I brought my hiking boots to compensate for the lack of snow. This was my second hike of the trip and there was a lot more snow on this hike than my hike earlier in the week on The Reverse Peak Trail in June Lake.

Compared to my last winter hike on this trail, the trail was a lot more slippery this time around. There was definitely more snow this time. I slipped and fell twice on the way down.

I really enjoyed the hike. The temperature was in the low 50s which is pretty balmy in Mammoth this time of year.

The lake ice was solid, but I kept hearing these low pitched thumping noises from under the ice, which was a little unnerving while standing on the ice. I sat on a boulder next to the ice and ate a granola bar and the thumping noise came from under the ice in many directions about every 10-15 seconds.

On the northeast side of the lake there was a structure made of large vertical standing logs. It was interesting and had to be a lot of work to make since many of the logs were too heavy for me to move. If we get a little relief from the drought this winter, the structure will be under water by spring.
Flora
Flora
Jeffrey Pine
Fauna
Fauna
Hairy Woodpecker
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Named place
Mammoth Mountain
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