Posts Tagged With: Mammoth

Hot Springs or a Brewery? Both!

Im going to start right off with some fun comparison photos from past and present travels with this power group.

First photo is a picture we snapped in the sacred city of Machu Picchu. Without knowing what the others were doing, we all agreed this would make a great album cover!

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Second album cover comes from Yosemite, California.

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Girls will be girls… Night trek to Aguascalientes followed by volunteering in Huambutio and a night in Mammoth.

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Ninja shot in Machu Picchu!

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Ninja shot in Yosemite!

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Attempt at an over the head group shot…

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…and again in The Redwoods!

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Well that was fun! Now moving on to a local brewery in Mammoth. This is the tasting room in which they eagerly share their latest creations while bragging on their oldies but goodies. If you’re a beer connoisseur or even just a fan of trying new things, this pit stop is well worth it!

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Back to the outdoors as they treat us to our last night in this beautiful part of Central California. Do you see that street with hot springs and camp sites? Me neither. That’s the beauty of this hidden gem!

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If you know about this special place, the view will remind you of the short journey it takes to reach the hot springs.

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The 2ft deep pool is built of rocks and cement making it just the right size to fit a small group of people. Fed by natural hot springs in the Eastern Sierra, water is piped in and controlled by a hot water valve. This spout keeps the temperatures maintained in the low 100’s, to prevent extreme heat for anyone taking a soak. The pool also faces the Sierra Nevada’s, which makes for an incredible backdrop!

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After 2 adventurous days packed with activities, we now find it perfect timing to indulge in natures little hot tub. I must say our wardrobe choices awkwardly compliment one another.

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Well thank you amazing universe for this incredible sunset to compliment our midnight dip.

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Dear Ann and Colin, from the moment we met, I knew this was a friendship that was far beyond a “hello” and “goodbye” in Ecuador. With Peru following and a reunion in California, I continue to keep my hopes high with another connection abroad!
Hayden, you are what some define as a “trooper”. You jumped in, buckled up and made this ride even more memorable. Thank you!

I am surrounded by quality people that I’m proud to call my friends.

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Gas station gourmet food!

That space in time in which the reality of your insignificance is brought to your attention.

A brief instant in which your largest worries, all of sudden seem so small.

Those moments you begin to feel just how grand this world really is.

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While our hands healed from the climbing and our muscles reminded us of their existence, Hayden and I explored to find some easy trekking as Colin and Ann scaled another cliff side. Handstand shot!

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Although there was a clearly marked trail, we decided to use the river as our guide instead! (Actually, we lost the path and just hugged the water until we made our way back). Please take notice to his head scratching focus for our future steps. I’m quickly finding out that one of the best parts of Yosemite is that getting lost just leads to more beautiful sights and an entertaining route back to base.

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A few creative photos using effects on my camera.

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We’ve finished up our adventure and now it’s time to meet up with the group for dinner.

For the average tourist passing through, this is a typical gas station with your necessary snacks and a few souvenirs for sale. To the frequent local traveler, “The Mobile” is a well known social hangout that provides live music, quality eats a selection of adult beverages.

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Also, a free fresh water spout to refill your drinking bottles!

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The Whoa Nellie Deli has a kitchen that was started by the renowned chef Matt Toomey, serving up a range of dishes from lobster taquitos to buffalo meatloaf and complimenting them with mango margaritas and local beer on tap. Colin and Ann eagerly shared their fish tacos, while Hayden and split the Seared Ahi Tuna.

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With blues playing in the background, a delicious meal and great company, we wrapped up dinner to head to our final evening together. Just outside of Mammoth, here’s a sneak peak of the sunset from my next post!

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