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by chewy3326

Grant Lake is on the June Lakes Loop, actually closer to Lee Vining than Mammoth, but I'll put it here. Grant Lake is the largest of the four lakes on the June Lakes Loop, though it is actually a reservoir and not a natural lake. It lies in the middle of a desert like landscape, its blue water quite startling compared to its surroundings. Standing at certain viewpoints, you can see the lake backed by Carson Peak. However, Grant Lake was created for quite a horrible reason: the lake was a result of a dam on Rush Creek, which flows into Mono Lake, so that the LADWP could divert water from this lake towards LA.

Directions: North of Mammoth, not far from Lee Vining at the northern end of the June Lakes Loop.

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  • Written Dec 22, 2006
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