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Old 07-06-2005, 12:54 AM   #1
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Rivet Pointers for Trip to Mammoth, CA

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Say, I'll be heading for a weeks trip up to Mammoth on the 20th of July 05 from Long Beach, Ca. Any of you taken the trip and have any pointers to give? i.e.= road grade going and coming down?

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Hey guys

Say, I'll be heading for a weeks trip up to Mammoth on the 20th of July 05 from Long Beach, Ca. Any of you taken the trip and have any pointers to give? i.e.= road grade going and coming down?

Thanks in advance

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Not a whole lot of choices there, I'm afraid. Hwy 395 would be it, unless you go I-5 through Sacramento to I-80, then to Tahoe and back down to Mammoth. There might be a few more passes, none of them convenient, however.
Take some time on 395, Bishop is a nice resting town just before climbing the hill to high country. They have an excellent bakery, the name of which escapes me at the moment. Last time I drove this road, it was in very good condition, but heavy with trucks in certain stretches. Kinda lonely at times, too. The road is 4-lane in places, but a lot of it is still 2-lane vintage highway. Watch for passing cars, both directions.
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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The bakery would be "Schats" there is also a Schats in Mammoth, not the same but I think a brother.

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Not a whole lot of choices there, I'm afraid. Hwy 395 would be it, unless you go I-5 through Sacramento to I-80, then to Tahoe and back down to Mammoth. There might be a few more passes, none of them convenient, however.
Take some time on 395, Bishop is a nice resting town just before climbing the hill to high country. They have an excellent bakery, the name of which escapes me at the moment. Last time I drove this road, it was in very good condition, but heavy with trucks in certain stretches. Kinda lonely at times, too. The road is 4-lane in places, but a lot of it is still 2-lane vintage highway. Watch for passing cars, both directions.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the update

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Rick, keep an eye out for my window that flew off on Hwy. 395.

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Adjust and check your brakes and tires. Hope you're air conditioner is in good working order. Your gonna need it.
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Well, I leave for Mammoth Lakes on Thursday morning about4:00 a.m.
I'm hoping to beat the heat. One of my co-workers was just there and on the way back through the Mojavie desert (hwy 395), he said it got to 114 degrees and it ain't going to get any cooler!

My concern is overheading going up the mountains to Mammoth. In anycase, I've taken almost all the precautions that one can take. I've changed my oil to synthetics both in engine and transmission, new K&N airfliter.

So, I'll let you guys know how it went next week when I get back.

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Just take your time up the hill, hang behind a slow 18 wheeler, and you'll be fine. The grade has passing lanes most of the way up, if I remember correctly.
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