Last week, our friends Steve and Debbie Hayward planned a Rhino trip to the Glass Mountains and invited us to come.
We haven’t been out there for about a year, so it sounded like a great idea. For those that don’t know, the Glass Mountains are on the east side of Crowley Lake. There is a perfect view from there of the top of Mammoth Mountain.
We trailered the Rhinos out the and Benton Crossing Road behind Crowley, and started from the intersection of the Owen’s Gorge Rd. We ran into our friend Manny Bravo there. He was out for a saturday morning bike ride.
So with Steve and Debbie, as well as Randy and Mickey Short, we headed north on a good dirt road towards the Glass Mountains. The flowers were the best I’ve ever seen them there. You will see that below, and in the coming days’ posts.
Every little elevation change brought new colors and wider vistas.
There were Indian Paintbrush, sage, Squaw Tea, lupin, and many others. There were flowers there that I’d never seen before. Those darn seeds stay dormant until just the right time.
Scroll down and see what we got into.
Here is Manny and his friend. They were having a great time. It was surprising to see them out there just as we were leaving.
Here is a panoramic with Crowley Lake and Convict Canyon, Mammoth, the Minarets, Mt. Ritter, Mt. Banner, and even Carson Peak. That’s about 22 miles of snow-capped Sierra mountain beauty.
Oh, that guy just fell on his water ski on the backside of Crowley!
Here is Debbie taking pictures of those flowers down by her left foot. Little flowers can make beautiful bouquets.
See the sharp pointed peak on the right side of this picture? We had lunch just to the right of that. Can you believe that?
Everybody had such a great time. I don’t know how many times we all said that during the day. It was one of the best rhino rides we’ve ever taken.