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Mammoth Pics 
Here are the Mammoth photos I promised. They didn't come out too good unfortunately, that's what I get for buying the cheapest disposable camera available.
Anyway a cool thing about Mammoth is that the mountain is actually an active volcano! All around the resort there are CO2 outburst warnings, and some people in my group actually found a fume vent nearby one of the trails, and could smell the sulfur coming from it.

Here are some cool desert rocks on the way to the mountain:


A service station called Giggle Springs...hehehe


The town of Mammoth Lakes:


Mammoth Mountain as seen from mid-mountain (I believe)


Me on the peak, 11,053 feet in elevation:


View from the gondola:


More Mammoth:


Looking Southeast to the Sierra Nevada:


In the afternoon, it got really windy at the peak, check out the snow blowing off the peak:


Sunday in the blizzard, almost zero visibility on the village gondola:


Snowy day at Mammoth, unfortunately all the lifts were closed due to the wind:


Whiteout conditions, you can't see over a couple dozen feet:


Awful road conditions, it snowed 20 inches that day:


Me in the blizzard:


Cars pulled over in the high winds taking off tire chains:


The snow hits the mountain range, dumps everything it's got, and then the skies clear up over the desert:


On the way back, more cool desert scenery:


This storm was powerful! It's really neat to see it clear up all the sudden as soon as the storm gets stuck behind the mountain and reaches the desert:


That's all for now. Tomorrow and Wednesday are the first games of softball season in each respective league.

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