All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Mammoth Mountain Ski Area</b>
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
The second week of the trip we stayed at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, California. We stayed in a nice suite and had a great view of the mountain. During the summer the mountain is open for hiking and mountain biking. The gondola runs for visitors who want to go to the summit.
I finally found out the night before we left why it is called Mammoth Mountain; if you look at the rock formation on the side of the mountain at the right angle, there is a "mammoth" figure visible. I outlined it in red in this photo.