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post #1 of 23 Old 12-31-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Mammoth , Mono County , Inyo National Forest ???

I can't find any info on Mammoth , Mono County , Inyo National Forest trails any where...

I'm going up this june and am trying to find trail info.

I'll be going up this year in my Jeep TJ . Butt I would like to do some Dual Sporting in the future too..

Any Help??


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post #2 of 23 Old 01-01-2010, 03:35 AM
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PM Bishop_Creek on here, he knows that area. i did a trail out of bishop once, i believe it was 6S02, that was pretty cool. i took it a few miles back into the hills as far as i could before i hit snow and rocky areas that i didnt want to go through alone. the trail took you through a valley between some mountains and you cross a creek a few times. theres some beautiful land up there. i've seen pictures of trails that bring you to absolutely gorgeous lakes that nobody really goes to, but i cant remember where. sorry i couldnt be more help, but im sure Bishop_Creek could.

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Hav'nt been over that way in quite some time, but I think at the least you may want to pick up an Inyo National forest map, or other connecting BLM/forest maps, it would show any trails currently open or still in use. Maybe google up some info on ghost towns and/or minings sites in the area. Those can make for some good exploring/wheeling.




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I'm getting lots of hits on the Dirtbike forums butt non here.

I was hoping to get a jeepers point of view .

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i did upper laurel lakes just north of convict lake. look it up its a bad *** 4x4 easy moderate trail with a beautiful golden trout lake at the top. the trails on the valley floor leading to the trail head you can go fast on.




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Great!
I've heard a lot about this trail.
Its close to town and sounds like the perfect trail.

I was hoping to hear from a Jeeper not dirtbike guy.
Now I have..

Can I make it up in a stock TJ 4.0 automatic with 31's ?
How long will it take to get up and back??

My offroad experience consists of riding dirtbikes for over 25 years and driving offroad to get their , I've driven a 2 wheel drive pickup with bike in the back places some would use 4 wheel drive to go..
Hell I've towed a fifth wheel toy hauler places some would need a 4x4...
Plus I had a Jeep a couple years in the late 1990's... Did some wheeling in Big Bear - Gorman .

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you should be fine on 31s, might be a couple spots you will want to slow down for but for the most parts its an easy BEAUTIFUL trail. its been a couple years so the trail may have changed but its a lot of fun. the end of the trail has some VERY hair pin turns on ledges but shouldnt be a problem. more nerve racking then anything. 1 hour plus each way and we stayed at the lake for a few hours catching golden trout.
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Mammoth was great I did Laurel lakes. It was pretty easy with my new 31" Treadwright guard dogs.

I don't want to say it was very easy butt it was not too hard for me...

It was kind of rough , very exiting , a LOT off fun . Butt snowed over at the top.

San Joaquin Ridge was closed do to snow..... They are still skiing up there....

There are tons of trails around town most are easy trails with a few very steeps fun climbs.

Since I would only have the early morning hours before everybody got up , I couldn't go too far from town .
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Gorgeous area. Cool pictures. I'll try to get some this weekend and post them up here too if you don't mind.

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Thanks that last one is right above town on town overlook trail down from A10.

No prob post away....

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Laurel Lake was still impassible. Another couple weeks and it should be doable. Amazing views from the trail though. I'll put pics up tomorrow.

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The same spot your picture was from. A little less snow but still not passible. Maybe in another couple weeks.

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In the picks it looks like you can make it.
Butt when your are there you know better.

Cool pics!
Did you go anywhere else?

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With only 2 1/2 - 3 feet of exposed trail, and a pretty gnarly side slope with all that snow, there's no way I was going to try it!

No we didn't do any other trails, but the hot springs are always fun!

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yea no way, that looks pretty sketchy. ive been there and thats a long drop....
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