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We left Manzanar with a new respect for those who were forced to live there so long ago. Mammoth Lakes was our next stop, as well as our base camp. That’s Mammoth Mountain poking up through the pines with Lake Mary in the foreground. The lakes we usually see are actually dammed reservoirs, so it was nearly surreal to find out that this one was one 100-percent natural.