Post by Packer on Oct 10, 2019 6:26:19 GMT -8
My four day trip to give Mammoth Hockey coaching clinics was great to be in the Eastern Sierra. Went up the canyon to the Lake on the way in Friday. Not really any color yet, only a small bit in a few places. Also because they had some low freeze days a lot of aspens have freeze burnt leaves that are now turning black instead of coloring up. Not much different in Mammoth area also. Lake was normal for this time of year, but the creek seemed a bit lower then usual for October. Only saw a few people fishing, so that seemed slow also.
Had a chat with Dennis in East Fork and they are locking up after this weekend. Only a few campers, but a lot of reservation signs posted with no occupants. Always frustrated that people will reserve spots, and when not being able to go will not cancel so others can get a choice spot.
My wife, son and his friend made the rounds to Mammoth Lakes and said fisher people had a few nice size trout at lake George and Lake Mary. Also down to Reds meadow, the Postpile and Rainbow Falls. Weather was great with bluebird skies the whole time. The only hiking I got in was up the stairs at Mammoth Brewing, but that's not such a bad thing!
At 1:15 am Saturday awoke to find no power on. Headed to the community center for the clinics at 8:00am no power in the whole town. Then found out power was out from Crowley to Bridgeport, and they were trying to locate why and where the problem was. Hearsay was it might be out until late in the day Sunday. Luckily it kicked on at about 2:45 pm Saturday. Nothing was open in Mammoth for food or anything, and also no gas stations were working. Crazy how much we rely on electricity and take it for granted.
I'll post up some photos in the near future.