In June we will be coming from Death Vally.
We have 1 night before going on to Yosemite.
We're staying at Mammoth Mountain Inn.
So what are the places we must see?
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (is this in/at Big Pine)?
Are these places (big pine and lone pine) huge in their own right?
In my ignorance I am just thinking about pulling off the highway, having a quick look at some stunning views, few photos, move on.
I dont mean to offend by saying that.
Please tell me the error of my ways (ignorance).
Please also advise if there are other places I should stop at on the way.
Whilst in Mammoth Lakes (and I guess we'll only have an afternoon and evening);
Will get chance to see all of these?
If time is short, I am half thinking we could go to Mono Lake en-route to Yosemite?
I want to see as much as possible... but also make the most of our time.
So all advice is welcomed.