Mary, Porter and I were feeling the need for a little time in the mountains, so we headed up to Emerald Lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
The start of the trail winds through the forest.
After about half an hour of moderate hiking we arrived at beautiful Emerald Lake.
We continued above the Lake and found some pleasant little meadows and a delightful little stream.
The rugged Mammoth Crest loomed above us. This formation is called the Ship's Prow.
It was truly great to spend a little QT with Mary and Port!