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Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby cloudlesssky » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:14 pm

I'm tentatively planning a southbound Tahoe to Mammoth leg on the PCT next summer and am looking for transportation options from Mammoth to Tahoe (leave my car in Mammoth).

It looks like I could take the Eastern Sierra Transit bus from Mammoth to Carson and then take the Valley & Lake Express bus (21X) from Carson to Tahoe. The cost would be around $50.

Does anyone have an alternative/better suggestion?



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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby austex » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:53 am

I think you nailed it. I haven't seen anything close. Looking from afar that's the best/most economical.
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:25 pm

cloudlesssky wrote:I'm tentatively planning a southbound Tahoe to Mammoth leg on the PCT next summer and am looking for transportation options from Mammoth to Tahoe (leave my car in Mammoth).

It looks like I could take the Eastern Sierra Transit bus from Mammoth to Carson and then take the Valley & Lake Express bus (21X) from Carson to Tahoe. The cost would be around $50.

Does anyone have an alternative/better suggestion?


I'll be ending a trip in Mammoth and driving back home on Monday, August 26th and will be going through South Lake Tahoe. You're more than welcome to grab a ride. Let me know.
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby cloudlesssky » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:27 pm

Thanks for the offer! My wife tells me that my trip will be earlier in the season than I'd originally planned ;-) but if she's wrong I'll send you a PM.

Is your planned trip southbound from Tahoe to Mammoth?
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby overheadx2 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:36 pm

How much would it cost to rent a compact car in Mammoth and drop it in Tahoe. I looked the other day, and it was $46/ day for a compact from the airport. I don't know what the drop off fee would be, but worth a look.
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby austex » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:56 am

That would vary with the company do ck all of them; some don't allow it at all. just go through the rez process w/o putting in your payment info and it will tell you whether or not you can do it and/or how much. Be sure to read the fine print/terms of the rental. Search like Kayak.com to get an idea who serves both MMH and RNO and then the appropriate car rental official site. Hope this helps.
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:12 am

cloudlesssky wrote:Is your planned trip southbound from Tahoe to Mammoth?


Not this time, but that is on my list. I'd like to do a trip from Meeks Bay TH, Desolation Wilderness > Reds Meadow.

For this trip I'm going to start/end at Agnew Meadows doing a loop around Thousand Island Lake > Garnet Lake > Ediza Lake. My car will be parked at the Mammoth Mountain shuttle parking lot. I plan on going through South Lake Tahoe on my return trip to Sacramento to meet up with some old friends.

My dates are pretty much set in stone, so if you're in Mammoth on the 26th of August before night fall, my offer stands.
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby cloudlesssky » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:21 pm

FeetFirst wrote:For this trip I'm going to start/end at Agnew Meadows doing a loop around Thousand Island Lake > Garnet Lake > Ediza Lake.

You'll love it. I have a picture of Garnet Lake on my office wall that always reminds me of that beautiful area.
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Garnet Lake - Aug 2012
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Re: Shuttle options from Mammoth to Tahoe

Postby FeetFirst » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:12 pm

Awesome! I'm really looking forward to it - thanks.
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