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From Mammoth to Vermilion Valley Resort

Although further south the trail was dominated by bare granite later, as I first rode out of the Agnew Meadows area on my way to Vermilion Valley Resort, on Edison Lake, I passed some impressive lakes and thick forests. Edison Lake was especially frightening to see because of the extremely low water levels; essentially the lake has been drained to keep up irrigation for the farms in the central valley. But the high alpine lakes still looked full, even unusually large ones like this.