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  • Horseshoe Lake from Mammoth Mt. - Mammoth Lakes
      Horseshoe Lake from Mammoth Mt.
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Horseshoe Lake is probably so-named for it's shape, which slightly resembles a horseshoe. It was not the most spectacular lake we found in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, for a number of reasons. The first was probably seasonal; lake levels were very low, probably due to the low amount of snowfall in the Sierra that year. Also, many of the trees near the lakeside were dead by carbon dioxide poisoning. It's still not a bad place; the lake is surrounded by forest, and has the Mammoth Crest behind it. On the lake's beach there were a number of families enjoying sun and scenery; there weren't many fishermen here though. The trail across Mammoth Pass starts from the parking lot here; hopefully I can return someday to hike that.

Directions: Take the Lake Mary Rd south from Mammoth Lakes town; turn right at the junction at Lake Mary and follow the road to its dead end at Horseshoe Lake

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  • Written Jul 6, 2007
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