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Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby apeman45 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:56 pm

I'm doing a 12 day hike in August from Onion Valley to Devils Postpile and need to leave my car in Mammoth. Any ideas? I'm going to catch the bus to Independence and and spend the night at the The Williamson motel. Is it true the owner will shuttle you to the trailhead if you stay there?



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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby oldranger » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:03 pm

There is parking near Mammoth Mt. Inn. Just a few yards from where the bus from the Post Pile will drop you off.

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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby gary c. » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:25 am

oldranger wrote:There is parking near Mammoth Mt. Inn. Just a few yards from where the bus from the Post Pile will drop you off.

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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby apeman45 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:12 am

OK I know where you guys are talking about. I just wasn't sure you could leave a car there for a long time.

Mammoth has a great bus system for shuttle hikes. I've used YARTS before to get back to Yosemite from Mammoth and that was awesome. This will be my first time on the CREST bus. So we'll drop the vehicle off at the Mammoth Mtn Inn and take the free Mammoth bus back to the Mcdonalds in town for the Crest bus to Indeprndence. 18 bucks for that leg. Pretty good deal. Now I just have to secure a ride from Independence to the Onion Valley trailhead. I hitched there a couple years ago and it took an hour and a half to get a ride - mostly due to the low volume of traffic. Still several hikers passed me and I was alone so they had room. I will always pick up a hiker if I have room. I will have my daughter and her friend along this year so I prefer not to hitch hike.

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:35 am

You have to let them know you're leaving your car. Leave your key. I think they'll give you a permit for the window. We left ours for 30 days in 2001.
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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby apeman45 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:42 pm

Thanks for the tips. Can't wait for summer. Looks like a late spring in the Sierra this year.
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Re: Where to leave my car for 2 weeks in Mammoth?

Postby Oubliet » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:18 pm

Who do you notify? The Mammoth Inn management?

I went on a shorter trip a few years back. We left a car there for 5 days. At the time, we didn't know that we were supposed to let anyone know. I guess we got lucky. The car was still there when we ent to retrieve it.
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