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Minaret Vista, Mammoth Lakes

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  • We returned for a visit to Minaret Vista around sunset time. There is a nice scenic area with information signs There was also a ranger there this time to answer any questions one might have.  more »
  • This is a very small loop parking area for awesome viewing and hiking around the area. The view of the mountains, valleys, and even a distant waterfall all on the northwest side of Mammoth Mountain ar...  more »
  • I have been here many times and would never tire of it, it has stunning views of the Sierra Nevada wilderness  more »
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  • Pretty good panorama view if you can't or don't want to do any hikes. This is helpful if you are a photographer and have a lot of equipment to carry. I personally don't care too much about photographing here because the peaks are too spread out and uniform. You are too far away to capture the uniqueness of the individual peaks. It's a view best enjoyed in person.
  • If you want to see the Milky Way, just go here. I have looked at light pollution charts and plotted the best places in Southern CA to go. Went there at a new moon and saw the Milky Way, but none compare to this vista. The higher elevation cuts through the atmosphere at lower elevations and allows for spectacular star gazing. Just be prepared to turn your lights off and not disrupt others' viewing pleasure.
  • Worth the drive for sure. I was there just past sunset and it was stunning. Another photographer told me I should see it at first light if I REALLY wanted to be impressed. Next time.
  • Great views of the Minarets, mts Ritter and Banner. Worth the side trip if your nearby
  • Gorgeous view. Such a short drive out of town to the location. Perfect for sunset views and relaxing. The view is endless and it's amazing.

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