The drive in to Mineral King is great - for the passengers! For the driver, it's a constant challenge... Narrow, winding road with steep hills, parts not paved, little signage. Nothing too out of he ordinary for the region, and our little Mitsubishi Mirage rental seemed to survive the trip.
When you get to the ranger station at the end of the road, you may notice signs warning that the local marmot population likes to chew on cars. Believe it! We were tempted to ignore them, until we saw marmots under the first three parked cars we saw! Apparently the recommended defense is a large tarp wrapped around and under the car.
I'm told the marmots quit chewing on cars sometime in July or August.
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