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CT, looks like a nice airport in a beautiful area but not much around it?  How did this get established and what supports it - camping and hiking?

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Lee Vining, CA is more noteworthy because it sits on the shore of Mono Lake, is near the old west ghost town of Bodie (and was founded as a mining camp by Leroy Vining in 1852 a couple of years after the CA gold rush started).   And it's at 7,000 feet.   CT prolly flys there a lot because it's near Mammoth too, where he lives. 

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Yup.  I looked at Google and see it's near Mammoth, CA and is either in or near Yosemite park.  Wish I was closer to these areas. I've been through there a number of years ago.

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I had the chance to visit Bodie a few months ago.   Interesting 'ghost town' to visit.   Interesting in that its an old abandoned town but thats about it.     My visit was mid summer so alot of foreign tourists like myself.   It would be quite eerie to go when no one is around, which i recommend. 

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CT, looks like a nice airport in a beautiful area but not much around it?  How did this get established and what supports it - camping and hiking?

 

I have wondered that myself Dick, not just Lee Vining but Bridgeport, Mammoth, Bishop, Independence and Lone Pine airports.  I think the only reason they exist in the first place was to make development and maintenance of the LA aqueduct easier.  I'm thinking they are all on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power land.

 

Mammoth Yosemite's growth is supported by FAA funds :)   The others are supported by Inyo and Mono Counties.  Their maintainence is usually minimal and these are very big and remote counties.

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Gorgeous photos!  I need to make the time to fly more and head up that direction!  Definitely need a stop at Erik Schats' in Bishop for some Jalapeno Cheese bread!

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My four photos that were above didn't survive the software upgrade so I uploaded four more.  These are of Mammoth Yosemite Airport and can be seen in the thread above.

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