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  Inyo Crater Lake
by chewy3326

The Inyo Crater Lakes are two small lakes nestled in the Inyo Craters, a string of volcanos. From the parking area/trailhead, a 1/4-mile long (one-way) trail leads to the lakes. The trail is a gentle uphill, passing through forest to the first crater, a barren crater with a peciluarly beautiful green lake in its mouth. The second crater, only a little farther down, is engulfed in the forest, and has a barely visible pond in its center. This is a nice short hike and somewhat more of a worthwhile place to visit than Earthquake Fault.

Directions: Off the Mammoth Scenic Loop; a small gravel road points out the Inyo Craters, follow it.

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  • Written Jul 2, 2007
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