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    Bring Chains, late December thru Feb

    by Roadquill Updated Apr 28, 2008

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    The storms can come in fast and furious. It is not uncommon to get several feet of fresh snow over night. While great for skiing, you really need chains to get your car or truck out. A snow shovel is also a help.

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    When driving to Mammoth from...

    by kaipow Written Aug 26, 2002

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    When driving to Mammoth from L.A. you go through several small towns (i.e. Lone Pine, Big Pine, Independence) where the speed limit goes down pretty quickly. Be sure to slow down and heed to the posted speed limits in town even though it's tough to do 30mph after going 80mph for 3 hours. The California Highway Patrol *WILL* nail you! Been there, done that!

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    Reading a map!

    by Jerelis Written Aug 31, 2005

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    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explain why Relinde turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

    Left! No, right! Help!
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  • Bears!There are about 30...

    by mrjade Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are about 30 bears around Mammoth Lakes town - so you have to be careful not to leave food in your car - they can rip the doors off! All rubbish needs to be stored in 'bear-proof' bins. If you see one walking around at night - just keep away, usually, if you don't bother them, they won't bother you...

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    Don't sped through the small towns

    by HELEN Written Feb 22, 2011

    If you are driving north to Mammoth, you will be taking highway 395. Before reaching Mammoth lakes, you'll be going through several small towns, Lone Pine, Big Pine, Independence and Bishop . The speed limit will drop from 75 to 35, and you should make sure to follow the sighs. The cops in these towns are just waiting to bust people. Trust me, it's almost impossible getting out of that ticket. Trust me, I've learned my lesson the hard way.

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