Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 19

We left Bishop's bumpy Buttermilk road behind to do some snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. Mammoth is a resort known for its terrain parks (huge jumps and big jibs) and it was a real treat to ride it in June due to the snowpack of the Sierras. The mountain still had a ton of snow and the park was still in great shape.

Driving up to the mountain

Mammoth lodge with the slopes in the background

They had a full-size half pipe, 2 kickers, a loooong flat box, and a solid down rail. It was a sick setup that we played around on all day. Awesome times! We bro'ed out with the liftie, Chris at the bottom of each run. He told us about some local hot springs that we could soak in and camp at. After boarding Alex and I went to discover these pools. After exploring every dirt road in the foothills of Mammoth lakes, getting cheap gas in a town with an official population of 13 and a half, and finally finding some springs that you had to pay to use, we drove back to Mammoth to camp.

Welcome to Benton hot Springs

Sierra Sunset

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