Monday, August 6, 2007

Mammoth :: Devil's Postpile, Beer Festival and Mono Lake

This year instead of running around chi-town for Lollapalooza I packed up the car with Nick and headed south for the weekend. Yes, to another mountain town... Mammoth. It was the 12th annual Mammoth Beer Festival and Bluesapalooza. What more could you ask for than Babes, Brews, and Blues. The weekend didn't just consist of drinking. We took a hike out to Devils Postpile (a national monument) and Rainbow Falls. Now this hike was nothing compared to Tallac or MT. Rose which both took several hours to summit. On the drive home we took a detour to Mono Lake and checked out South Tufa. We had to geek out a little bit.

Babes, Brews, & Blues.....
Only one beer in...
The Crew
Just the Girls...
Crowd Shot
Time for another Beer???
On the hunt...
Keep them coming
Devil's Postpile a Geologic wonder (National Monument)
Rainbow Falls is only another 2.5 hike from Devil's Postpile and is 101 feet high.
The crew at Rainbow Falls

Mono Lake - Mono Lake is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. Throughout its long existence, salts and minerals have washed into the lake from Eastern Sierra streams. Freshwater evaporating from the lake each year has left the salts and minerals behind so that the lake is now about 2 1/2 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean. The Tufa's where naturally created over time.

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