TOUR OF THE SIERRA NEVADAS, DAY 8
September 12, 2017
Mammoth Lakes, California
A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW, SUNSET IN MAMMOTH LAKES
Post nubila phoebus (after the clouds, sunshine – Lat.)
After a fairly frantic pace touring the Sierra Nevadas in the last few days, Elizabeth and I arrived this afternoon at a lovely condo we rented in Mammoth Falls (elev. 7,900 ft). We plan to stay here a couple of days.
This area is a ski haven for southern Californians, Elizabeth told me. Even some of her friends from San Diego used to drive up here for a skiing weekend, she said.
Well not today, luckily. One could see the snow from our condo at higher elevations of the Sierra Nevadas, but not the kind you can ski on. Which means the town is not as busy as it gets in high season.
We have also finally found here what we were looking for – cooler weather. It is 53F right now after a late afternoon thunderstorm rolled over. In its wake, the rain also left us a rare gift – a rainbow. And a beautiful sunset.
Elizabeth was the first to see it from our living room, and yelled to me excitedly, “rainbow!” Whereupon I ran out to our patio to take these shots.
Meanwhile, the temperatures back home in Scottsdale, AZ, are still around 103F.
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