Here is the next set of pictures from last weekend’s three-day Rhino trip around the June Lake area with the McCoy family.
We stayed closer to June for the end of the trip. In fact, we spent much of Saturday cruising around on June Mountain.
We headed up the access road on the front, and made it all the way up to J6 and J7, for a look at Mammoth, Carson Peak and Mono Pass. You can also see June, Gull and Mono Lakes from there, as well as Horsetail Falls.
We went up with our friend and neighbor, Steve Hayward. Steve’s dad, Bud, built the first chairs and the lodge at June in 1961 and owned it until we took over in 1986. Steve and his wife Debbie still enjoy June and spend a lot of time skiing there in the winter.
The final morning, just before we headed back to Bishop, Poncho hiked up the hill north of Gull Lake and ran into a bear. Unfortunately, the 50mm lens he brought with him wasn’t enough to reach across the lake where the bear was having a morning drink. But he did get the adjacent mountain reflecting into the pond.
That’s all for last weekend’s trip. We’re going to try and make some photos of the Bishop community next, and maybe another trip up Pine Creek with our friend Goodfellow.
There’s Mammoth from the top of June. Still quite a bit of snow up there.
The dead foliage on June looks like Horseshoe Lake. Not sure what’s causing it but it sure got our attention.
Here is Horsetail Falls from a different angle than we usually get.
There is a bear on the left of the tree. Poncho didn’t have enough zoom to get much of a shot, but it’s still a great picture.You can see the bear better in the last picture, below.