Monday, March 15, 2010

Mammoth Mountain Checklist

{A Ski Weekend with No Ski Pictures}

Saturday night roaring fire: check. Wet ski gear placed on hearth: check. Auxiliary firewood: uncheck, but it was good while it lasted.


iPhone speakers: check. Light beer, what with the altitude: check.
 

Trader Joe's pizza dough: check. New and old friends making dinner together after a long day on the mountain: check-check.
 
 

Sunday morning descent to where the Mojave Desert abuts the Eastern Sierra: check. Advil for prohibitively sore quadriceps: painfully uncheck.
 

Purchase of Raw U.S. No. A Pure Honey from Independence, California: regrettably uncheck.
 

Death Valley adventure: check, and pictures tomorrow. Hope you had a good weekend and that somewhere someone is morselizing Raw U.S. No. A on their morning toast.

12 comments:

  1. Shame on you for not 'checking off' the raw honey box....I'm drooling!

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  2. Wait, how could you leave the raw honey box unchecked? Was it the approximate price of liquid gold?

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  3. Ok Mel and Rache, you're right: totally unacceptable. But in my defense I was at the front of the long, hungry line at Schat's Dutch Bakker├┐ in the tiny town of Bishop when I spied the honey, and I was overcome with such order-stress that I just forgot about the honey until after I'd ordered and paid for my baked goods. Insert sad face.

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  4. I was just about to scold you for leaving the raw honey unchecked, but I see Mel and Rachel already have. No more scolding then, just commiserating! xo

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  5. Incredibly, I saw that mountain, or one JUST like it, from the other end of the Santa Monica freeway (I mean the Sepulveda end) on Thurs. a.m. and seeing it gleaming with snow on it, while surrounded by palm trees flowering shrubs, was just about the best feeling I had all day!

    Too bad about the honey!

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  6. I'm just looking at the pizza.

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  7. that mountain landscape is totally awe inspiring. someday i need to see the part of this country that lies west of the rockies...

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  8. What? Go back and get the honey!

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  9. LILY;

    This is a wonderful, wonderful Post. It makes me nostalgic; it has been such a long while I have not gone up a mountain ans stayed overnight!!!

    My last hike was back in October a one day ordeal...
    and yes go back and get the honey....

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  10. This looks like an amazing weekend.. I am craving a weekend like this!!! Lily... your writing and photos inspire me, and make me happy!! So, lets start planning our summer adventure... let me know... I would love to narrow down a date!! Wishing you a lovely day! Xo

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  11. Just came across your blog.. and I love it. And funny coincidence, I bought that SAME honey in Lone Pine when I was there in February... and it's so amazing! I want to eat it slowly to enjooooyyy llooooonnngggeeerrrr

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  12. My family is planning to take a skiing trip a couple of weeks from now. My sister suggested Mammoth Mountains because she's been there twice. She told us wonderful stuff about the place. I was trying to make Mammoth Mountain reservations online, and I found a pet-friendly Mammoth condo rentals, since my mom wants to bring along the family pet. I came across your blog and I think the place you stayed in is so cozy, and the fireplace is so rustic and comforting. I'm totally excited about our trip. I hope I won't over packed. By the way, the honey looks devilishly tempting!

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