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Description - Exploring Mammoth Lakes by Mark A. Schlenz

Mammoth Lakes offers as much opportunity for four seasons of high mountain exploration and adventure as any place you can find in the Eastern Sierra. Perhaps no other place makes that special mountain high feeling you get here so available to everyone - every season of the year. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the resort town of Mammoth Lakes open this otherwise snowbound region of the Sierra Nevada to unlimited winter sport opportunities. Idyllic mountain summer weather and the area's innumerable lakes and streams create an unparalleled paradise for hikers, campers, and fishermen. Spring wildflowers and brilliant fall color bring dramatic changes to the landscape, rewarding visitors with special beauties. Magnificent landscape photography by long-time area resident Dennis Flaherty will inspire you with stunning samples of the region's scenic grandeur. Accompanying captions and essays interpret the region's natural and human history, describe its recreational resources, and orient you to all kinds of activities and outdoor adventure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780944197783
ISBN-10: 0944197787
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Imprint: Companion Press,Santa Barbara,U.S.
Publisher: Companion Press,Santa Barbara,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark A. Schlenz

Mark Schlenz first discovered his interests in mountaineering, writing, and environmental literature while living in the Eastern Sierra in the 1970s. He later taught high school English before earning his doctorate in literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous titles for Companion Press include Exploring the Southwest's Grand Circle, Death Valley National Park, Mono Lake: Mirror of Imagination, and Exploring the Eastern Sierra: California and Nevada, all available from the University of Nevada Press. Mark writes and hikes from his home near Bishop, California. Dennis Flaherty, a nature photographer based in California, began his professional photography career in 1983. His work has been widely published in calendars, books, and magazines. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, has two of his prints on permanent display.

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