Free Shuttle Service at Mammoth Lakes

Michael, Callie and I are camped at Shady Rest Campground which is below the Village and 5 miles from all of the gorgeous lakes. Trying to bike from here to there would be daunting in 84-degree weather, high altitude, and because it is also quite a steep vertical climb. Fortunately, there is a free shuttle service that can take you and your bike all the way up to Horse Shoe Lake and you can then take the trails around Horse Shoe and Lake Mary and back down to Twin Lakes before heading to your campground.

The shuttle drivers are happy to help show you how to load your bike on the rack and are very gracious and informative along with a good dose of patience. There is a Motor-cross event taking place this weekend, so there are a lot of people out and about and more than is usual. We grabbed the shuttle right outside the campground and were dropped off at Horse Shoe Lake within 20 minutes. We biked around the lake and then continued down along well maintained and paved trails that offer a whole different vantage point than walking or hiking.

I was able to take some very nice photographs of the waterfall reflecting off the water at Upper Twin Lake and had a fabulous time. It is quite steep on the homeward stretch and I would not have been a happy camper if I had had to bike up the trails. It was enough of a workout going around the lakes and back down. Happy to be back home safe and sound in our wonderful Class C Icon RV once again.

Callie has enjoyed going on walks and climbing her favorite rocks and picnic tables. It is chilly at night but quite warm during the day. She loves Mammoth Lakes and seems to remember it from last summer. It is important to wear plenty of sunblock when playing outdoors in high altitude. So remember to put some on before you head out on an adventure! The sun doesn’t set until after 8 pm, so there is ample time to be outdoors under the sun and get a whopping sunburn.

We are going to try to get into Twin Lakes tomorrow and camp for a few more days at Mammoth. It is really beautiful out and the Swallowtail Butterflies are just starting to metamorphosis and you can see the huge caterpillars crawling along the ground everywhere.

8 thoughts on “Free Shuttle Service at Mammoth Lakes

  1. curioussteph June 24, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Gorgeous, looks like great biking and fabulous scenery. And Callie with her own lawn chair!

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    • sevenfauesisters June 24, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks, Steph. That is actually Michael’s chair. She took it upon herself to claim it. Typical cat! It is lovely here though. Having a fabulous time.

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      • curioussteph June 24, 2018 / 2:40 pm

        I get that. Lucy is in my chair downstairs–gets me working on my computer that way.

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  2. alexandra panelli June 25, 2018 / 1:55 am

    Joan, you left just in time. A brown bear came cruising through my camp site as well as yours around 4pm. I saw the bear first and made it to my truck in record time!! Bear came back an hour later 2 sites over. Police officer said they are not aggressive but I am shaken nonetheless. Hope you are enjoying Twin Lakes…..thanks for the chat!!

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    • sevenfauesisters June 25, 2018 / 4:40 am

      Oh, Alex- what a story! And you in a tent no less. Wow! Glad you are safe. Yikes! We decided to drive over to Silver Lake, part of the June Lake series because of the smoke. They had controlled burns today here, so it was smokey here anyway. Callie has asthma and coughs whenever it is smokey.! We had a nice day regardless. I will be thinking of you and hope we stay in touch with one another. Safe travels my friend.

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      • alexandra panelli June 25, 2018 / 3:56 pm

        Thanks Joan, you can email me if you like then I could send a pic of the bear….of course after it was scared up a tree. Beautiful animal!! Heading out towards Pinecrest/Jamestown today…enjoy your travels 😉

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