#282: Vintage Mammoth and Bishop Summer, Scanned 35mm Slides from Bob and Peg Schotz
Here are some classic Mammoth, Bishop and Eastern Sierra images from 35mm scanned slides. They are from Bob and Peg Schotz archive and date back to the early 1950s.
Here is some background on the Schotz family’s history in the Eastern Sierra.
They owned the Woods Lodge at Lake George, and Bob is still involved with the operations to some extent. They also spend a lot of time there in the summer.
We scanned a few thousand 35mm slides for them a few years ago. We posted some others in June 2011 here, highlighting Bob and Peg and some of their history in this area.
This is the first of two posts of their shots, most from the summer in Mammoth and Bishop areas.
Enjoy these and have a great day.
Here is Bob and Peg in Mammoth from 1956, the year they got married. This was taken at Bob’s cabin, by Lake Mamie.
Here is Peg with their kids, Andi and Stan, at Lake George.
In this shot is our kids, Poncho and Gary, with Bruce Hampton, backpacking with Bob and Peg. They were headed out to Mono Pass.
This one was taken on the trail from Saddlebag Lake to Lundy Canyon.
There’s smooth granite and a waterfall. Must be somewhere near Yosemite.
This is the Schotz kids, swimming in June Lake.
Here is a great angle of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, from high on the Mammoth Crest. From this perspective, you can see Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, Lake Mamie, Horseshoe Lake and McLeod Lake. That’s Mammoth Mountain on the left, and Mono Lake on the upper right.
Another from the Saddlebag and Lundy Canyon area.
Here is Crystal Crag from Lake George.
This was taken above McLeod Lake, looking west. That’s Andi, Peg and Suzette, the dog.
This is Peg, Andi and Calla McDermott. Calla’s father was one of the first settlers in the Pasadena area. This is from about 1960. Her father was in the Civil War. He gave Bob all his old medals from the war and Bob still has them.
Here is another great angle of the Mammoth Lakes Basin from the Crest. That’s Crystal Crag in the middle, surrounded by Crystal Lake, TJ Lake, Lake George, Horseshoe Lake, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie and Twin Lakes. From here you can also see most of Mammoth Mountain and north to Mono Lake.
Duck Pass, looking at Barney Lake and Mammoth.
Peg, looking over Duck Pass.
The chimney on Mammoth Crest.
Arrowhead/Skelton Lake area.
Pine Creek, looking east toward the Owens Valley.Here’s a great old shot of the Lake George Marina with Crystal Crag in the background.
Barrett Lake, beyond Lake George.
Here are Andi and Stan around 1960 at Lake George.
Bob and Peg in the 4th of July Parade in Mammoth in their 1918 Dodge.
Here’s an interesting perspective on Convict Lake from up near Mt. Morrison. There’s the airport runway on the upper left and Crowley on the upper right.
Crystal Crag from the backside.
We think this is somewhere up Convict Canyon.
Here is Lake George before the buildings, sometime in the 1950s.
I think this is Skelton Lake, on the Duck Pass trail above Coldwater Campground.
Peg and Bob eating breakfast at Woods Lodge around 1956.
Stan in June Lake.
Here is Stan and a friend of his near Deer Lakes, on the north west side of the Mammoth Crest.
Shadow Lake from San Joaquin ridge, looking west.