The cave was a great adventure. Hiking was enjoyed by the adults. We had a group of 23 bunking here for 3 nights as part of a family get-away in June, and we loved it! With 8 adults and 15 kids, there were plenty of room and bathrooms to accommodate all of us. The beds were comfortable, lots of space in and outside, and no shortage of kitchen supplies. A couple of kids slept on the floor, otherwise there was enough space for everyone to be comfortable.
The most popular room was the dining hall, which was used for eating, games, and as a hangout room. We made a campfire every night under the clear night skies, BBQ'd out back, and the everyone played some ping pong matches downstairs. The house stayed comfortable throughout our stay - some used the room heaters at night to be warm, and at times we opened the windows and skylights during the day to cool the rooms.
And believe it or not, we were all able to survive without cell service and wifi which is slow and spotty. I recommend using the directions provided by Lynn and Richard, they are very accurate. The cabin is about 45 minutes from the Yosemite gate entrance. If its your 1st time, I recommend arriving during daylight hours -otherwise you will get lost. For check-out, we stripped the beds, took out the garbage,, and made sure the dishes were done.
There are signs and binder with the checkout process, so its a easy-peasy process! This place is an absolute gem! It is definitely off the beaten path but that is the magic of it. When you finally happen upon the valley the lodge is like a big beautiful beacon of good times to be had!
Yet it was intimate enough to enjoy the family time. It makes you reconnect with everything and everyone around you. With all the games provided and some we brought , the fire pit, and the seemingly endless grounds to explore you will always have something to do! Pack your food! Think Costco Not only is the nearest shopping quite a drive away, but you will not want to leave once you get there becasue it is just that amazing!
The kitchen is stocked with anything you need and the kitchen sink! Bring your own seasonings though because geeze.. I could go on and on and on and on There were instructions in the house manual to leave overflow trash in bins in the barn, but if there were bins there we couldn't find them.
Overall it was a wonderful experience and the house and setting contributed to a magical weekend. Lynn and Richard were extraordinarily helpful and accommodating throughout, and I would definitely recommend the property to groups large and small for an affordable and private retreat. Estamos 4. Tablones de viajes. Ver todas las fotos: El pies cuadrados Lodge se encuentra en acres en el bosque, privado y hermoso.
Habitaciones: 4. Capacidad : Lynn Ferry Publica desde Entretenimiento Destacados Piscina. Aaron F. Publicado el 31 may. Ideal space for our family reunion - great place to create memories! Robby T. Publicado el 26 sept.
Pat S. Publicado el 3 jul. Beautiful , Secluded and Perfect for large family gathering! Shaheed L.
The house is solar powered, so we were worried we would drain the batteried And believe it or not, we were all able to survive without cell service and wifi which is slow and spotty I recommend using the directions provided by Lynn and Richard, they are very accurate. We really enjoyed the place. I hope that we can come back again! Publicado el 30 jun. Publicado el 31 mar. Respuesta del propietario: Dear Kacie Your words touched my heart! Thanks for your appreciation. I was a professional clown, I am not sure where that came from. I love to experience many different things in life and have a lot of interests.
It was an honor and a pleasure to sit and chat with Jerry Mokler in the Lobby of the Mammoth Mountain Inn and listen to her stories. Contact: Aleksandra Gajewski at or aleks mammothlakesfoundation. Mammoth Lakes, Calif. For information on the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and how you can help support higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra, call or visit www. The riding route is a fully paved surface which winds through the mountains and high deserts to the east of Yosemite. It begins in the town of Mammoth Lakes, in the Footloose Sports parking lot, and eventually circles back around to complete the journey at the same location.
Cyclists included athletes with disabilities using adaptive equipment and all involved were passionate fundraisers supporting DSES. The evening before the Challenge commenced, all of the riders and support personnel gathered together at the house of Maggie Palchak for a carbo load dinner. We gathered up in the parking lot of Footloose on the morning of July 25th. Many of the riders I recognized from the previous year.
Everyone got together for a group picture before we headed out. Haha, it was going to be a great day! With a Police escort out of city limits, the Sierra Cycle Challenge began! Although, the beautiful scenery sure takes your mind away from the 55 miles of spinning. We peddled past the Whitmore Hot Springs and cruised into the small town of Benton for a perfectly placed rest stop. Now it was a short push down Highway 6 to our first campsite. I personally love this spot! Dinner arrived just as we put the finishing touches on our campsites and showered up for the evening.
After dinner a few people gathered up in the campsite to reflect on the day. Bats were out in full force due to insect larvae hatching from the nearby water ski lake, which also gave us something to talk about. By 9 pm, everyone had turned in for the night. Soon enough, the sun crept back over the mountain tops and Day Two was about to begin.
Today we were riding to the town of Lee Vining. The route was well planned and each moderate incline had a matching decline. No, it just seemed longer than it actually was. Plus it afforded you the opportunity to theorize the true true meaning of life…. Shortly after sailing through the mellow flatlands, we climbed back into the gorgeous mountain range.
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What a welcomed sight that was! Another great ending to a great day. Now we were on the home stretch. Although the home stretch was laden with hills. Seriously though, we are riding on roads that seem to be almost out of place because of how majestic the surroundings were. So really, how hard can it be?!
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Do you know how many people would kill for this experience?! At least these were a few of the things that cycled through my head as I climbed the hills. Then came the big downhill. It was like a scene of Endor in Star Wars! It was such a cool spot! We soon gathered back up at a large intersection and made our final descent back into town. As I coasted into the Footloose Sports parking lot, I was already constructing my training regiment for next year. Only more days to go! Click Here to learn more about the Sierra Cycle Challenge. The camp celebrated its ninth year with great weather, lots of fun and adventures, and therapeutic, life-empowering activities for all.
One Warrior and his wife came from as far away as the Philippines. This semi-annual tradition helps break the ice and puts the Wounded Warriors at ease while they settle in for the week. Members of the community all came together to provide incredible food, sports equipment and guiding services to ensure a fabulous week of sport activities for our military athletes. The water was glassy, the weather was tranquil and warm, and a bald eagle was spotted observing the adventures from overhead! Tuesday afternoon, the group took part in fly-fishing lessons, with coaching from several local professional fishing guides.
At the crack of dawn Wednesday, the Warriors headed out on the waters of Crowley Lake and out at the Arcularius Ranch to put their fly-fishing lessons to use. On Thursday, the campers headed north for a day of rock climbing overlooking scenic June Lake. Everyone was able to experience the challenges of rock climbing.
Opportunities ranged from top rope pitches with varying degrees of difficulty to a modified Tyrolean traverse, which could be done solo or with assistance. Later that night, the annual Hootenanny party was a huge success, even with a little bit of rain. Singalongs and storytelling and songs, from cowboy poet Larry Maurice and Bishop musician Derik Olson, kept spirits high and dry.
Navy veteran Queenie said she liked the social camaraderie and being with other like-minded Wounded Warriors, adding the camp reduced her anxiety. In addition to healing, one of our goals is to see them make friendships that will last after the camp. The U. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Ryan and his service dog, Docker, set up camp at McGee Creek. Day 1: Five days prior, the participants either arrived by a chartered vehicle from a military base in Southern California or by aircraft, which flies into Mammoth via LAX.
It is suggested to register with TSA Cares if you need assistance at the airport. I personally arrived a little behind schedule on Monday. It was a great environment to meet the involved people and it also gave me a comfortable atmosphere to relax in after a day of travel. After dinner, everyone headed to McGee to settle in for the night.
Making camp after dinner was not an issue!
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I had to borrow a tent, ground pad, sleeping bag and pillow from Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra DSES , which was already setup for me in an ideal location within our campground. There are about 15 other tents setup with the large location. There are restroom facilities very nearby, which are accessible. The main DSES Tent, large dinning area, is just across a small gravel road and adjacent to several stocked trout ponds.
The site is overlooked by a mountain range, which was engulfed in clouds and was left snowcapped near the end of the week. Several extension cords were strung out to my site to help me out. I also brought a power strip, which was a convenient location to charge cell phones! Although I must warn you that cell phone coverage is spotty at best within camp!
I brought along my black lab service dog, Docker, who loves the outdoors, and he did not create any issues throughout the week. He quickly adapted to tent life and DSES staff or volunteers were more than happy to look after him while I was busy on the mountain.