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Minaret Vista, Mammoth Lakes

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  • October 3, 2017
    Easy drive to a vast and gorgeous vista with stunning views of the Minarets and the backside of Yosemite. The valley below (I think the Red Valley) has a fascinating history.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The drive up to the Vista is easy and paved, the parking lot was fine. The views of the mountains and valley below you are fantastic. This is a great spot to take photos of the Minaret mountains.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    If you have a chance stop in at the Minaret Vista just past Mammoth Lakes Ca. The view is tremendous how ever the road while being very passable is in desperate need of paving.  more »
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  • October 24, 2016
    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.
  • October 20, 2016
    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.
  • October 7, 2016
    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.
  • January 12, 2017
    Great views of the Minarets, mts Ritter and Banner. Worth the side trip if your nearby
  • July 27, 2016
    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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