This is Ducks Pass in the Mammoth Lakes area. We did not hike to it; I found it on Google images. I'm posting it because it shows why I think that the Eastern side is the most beautiful side of this mountain range. Ducks Pass is not a difficult hike. I did one similar to it a few years ago. Our destination then was Mosquito Lake. It was aptly named. I was eaten alive. Those little buggers can survive 11,000 feet better than I can.
I'm an Aquarius who was raised a Roman Catholic in Minnesota. I've managed to overcome the religion and the state. I've lived in California for 40 years. I retired in 2007 and became a quilter and appliquer. Never thought I would find the medium that would let me express my artistic feelings. I love vivid color. In addition, I'm a locavore, foraging for food to keep my husband and me healthy and to help local farmers. I live in Northern California on five acres.