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Mammoth Area Weekend Adventure

Postby Ratboy » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:46 pm

Sitting at work reflecting on my past weekend stay at Tamarack Lodge, four-day-er for my 36th, makes me yearn for yesterday, actually, Friday through Monday...the wife is a great trooper.

See what I mean....

Saturday 1/21 - Snowshoe from Twin Lakes to Lake George
Sunday 1/22 - Ski June Mountain (Fresh Snow - 6")
Monday 1/23 - Dogsled Tour

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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:13 am

Happy 36th! Looks like you had a great time! The dogsled tour looked like fun!
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Postby Ratboy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:19 am

It was fun. The dogsledding was a bit cliche', sort of a touristy thing to do, but fun nonetheless.

I am still amazed as to how picturesque June Mountain is...Personally, I think it has better views than Mammoth Mountain; as pertains to what you see when skiing....but don't tell the "others".

It was a great time. After the skiing, we went to the Creekside Spa at the Double Eagle and got pampered; almost started snoring 3 times; totally relaxing.

It was a good send off before starting school for a teaching credential...woo haw.
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Postby ERIC » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:32 am

Ratboy wrote:It was fun. The dogsledding was a bit cliche', sort of a touristy thing to do, but fun nonetheless.


Hey, don't knock it! When I was in Alaska, I did the same. There, I thought it was a HUGE cliche, and didn't want any part of it; that is, until I won a free dog sled trip after submitting my ticket stub from a historical tour I signed up for in a raffle and winning the prize. I was wrong. It was SO much fun!! I would have loved to travel that way back in the days before snowmobiles.

For fun, here's a good Sierra Nevada historical article that involves a sled team transplanted from Alaska to the Central Sierra that's a fun read: http://www.memagazine.org/supparch/mepo ... creek.html
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:36 am

admin wrote: I would have loved to travel that way back in the days before snowmobiles.


From the photos, it looked like fun! And the dogs are so cute! I've seen them at Mammoth and they just can't wait to go! :D
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Postby Ratboy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:30 pm

don't get me wrong, it was fun...having lived in AK as well, I have an appreciation for the culture of the sledded ones....the only cliche' thing I meant was it seemed very tourist-like...to do it for only about 1 hour. However, during the tour I also found out they offer overnight camping trips with the sleds, and part of that involves the client, us, mushing our own sled, with a smaller team of course...by special reservation, etc...

I think we went with the following but am not sure...Tamarack Lodge has the details, it was in their book...but I think this is the info:

http://www.mammothdogteams.com/

Again, it was fun and the dogs rock.
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