"Water Water Everywhere nor any drop to drink" -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I discovered the truth of this first hand yesterday along with a lesson in human nature. I had been waiting and waiting for the fall colors to arrive in Mammoth Lakes, California, and I decided that yesterday was to be the long awaited day. I ventured out by myself for the drive up Rock Creek Road intending to take a most beautiful hike in Little Lakes Valley at the end of the road in "Mosquito Flats". At an elevation of 10,255 feet, this is the highest trailhead in the Sierras, accessible by car.

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