Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

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Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by robow8 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:47 pm

So, with about 7 weeks to go until our trip, I can hardly think of anything else. I am planning on getting up early enough to park at Agnew Meadows, but if I'm not able to make it and have to park at Mammoth Mountain and catch the shuttle, is the parking at Mammoth Mountain secure enough? Do I need to empty my car of smellables, and if I do, are there bear boxes to store stuff?

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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:10 pm

Mammoth is like a small city. You park on a road near the ski lifts and walk to the shuttle stop. There are mountain bikers whizzing by & going up lifts, buses hauling bikes. The few times I parked there, I didn't take any bear counter-measures. But at the same time, I don't leave much in my car either. I doubt they'd enter such a populated area though.
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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by bobby49 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:32 am

Black bears are prevalent over the town of Mammoth Lakes at about any time of the year.

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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by gary c. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 am

I've parked in the roadside parking a lot and never had a problem. Always seemed as sequre as anyplace else. I don't think that there are any bear lockers available though.
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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by c9h13no3 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 am

Yeah, I wouldn't leave a cheese pizza in the car or anything. But I wouldn't scour the car for tubes of chapstick or anything like that either if you're parking & walking to the shuttle.

If you park in the Agnew Meadows pullout, that's another story. Much more isolated.
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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by Dave_Ayers » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm

A JMT friend had her car smashed in by a bear while parked at the ski area in Aug '15. Take the warnings seriously ...

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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by robow8 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:09 pm

Dave_Ayers wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm
A JMT friend had her car smashed in by a bear while parked at the ski area in Aug '15. Take the warnings seriously ...
I don't plan on having anything inside the cabin, but will toiletries in the trunk be okay?

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Post by maverick » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 pm

but will toiletries in the trunk be okay?
Like what? Anything that has added fragrance is a no-no: soap, toothpaste, mint floss, or underarm deodorant are out. ;)
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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by The Other Tom » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:34 am

Do they have bear boxes at Agnew Meadow or DPP ? If so, could you take your smelly stuff with you and store it in the bear boxes? Don't forget to pick it up on your way back :)

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Re: Parking at Agnew Meadows/Mammoth

Post by robow8 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:36 am

Thanks everyone for commenting. My plan for now is to make sure that I get up early enough to be able to drive to Agnew Meadows, but if that doesn't happen (my wife gets up at 5am every day to take some medication, so I don't foresee that happening), we'll park at Mammoth and take a small bag of smellables with us to Agnew Meadows and keep them in a bear box there.
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