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Panorama Gondola starts at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Lodge and takes visitors up to the summit of the mountain, with a middle stop at McCoy Station. This ride up the mountain is a pricey $18, but offers by far the easiest access to a sweeping panorama of the Mammoth area. The gondola system is also heavily used by mountain bikers in the summer, who ride up and bike down. The ride up offers nice views across to the Ritter Range; at the top, there is a cafe, and an interpretive center beside it. The center has a timeline of the history of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, covering the LADWP disputes, Manzanar, and the history of skiing at Mammoth. There are also panels identifying many of the peaks in the distance. There's also a special interactive feature that lets you explore information about the geology, history, and ecology of the region.
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