Two Teats

Two Teats, 11,325 feet.

Two Teats, 11,325 feet

I’m sure everyone remembers the old joke about breasts and martinis…I’m here to tell you two teats are perfect!  When in Mammoth on the July 4th weekend you have to flee town to beat the crowds.  So we 4 x4’d out past the Minaret Summit, to Deadman Pass, and parked where the road ends.  Then we hiked the San Joaquin Ridge all the way to Two Teats (I love saying that!) It was a moderate 4-hour hike and we didn’t see a single soul.  But as one would expect along a ridge line in the Eastern Sierras, it was windy.  The gorgeous wildflowers were in full display and blue, yellow & black, and orange & black butterflies were flittering about the ridge line.

Looking back at Mammoth Mountain from the end of the road.

Looking back at Mammoth Mountain from the end of the road.

Applegate's Paintbrush

Applegate’s Paintbrush

Dwarf Alpine Daisy

Dwarf Alpine Daisy

Half way with Minarets, Ritter, and Banner in the background.

Half way with Minarets, Ritter, and Banner in the background.

Showy Penstemon

Showy Penstemon

Coming up on Two Teats.

Coming up on Two Teats.

Wooly Sunflowers

Wooly Sunflowers

Oh so close to the Teats.

Oh so close to the Teats.

One Teat with Ritter and Banner in the background.

One Teat with Ritter and Banner in the background.

From the Teat looking all the ay along the ridge line back to Mammoth.

From the Teat looking all the way along the ridge line back to Mammoth.

View of the Teat from the trail heading to San Joaquin Mtn.  Look how small Amelia appears.

View of the Teat from the trail heading to San Joaquin Mtn.  Look how small Amelia appears.

Shieldleaf

Shieldleaf

The blogger with Glass Creek Meadow behind him.

The blogger with June Mountain and Glass Creek Meadow behind him.

Sandwort

Sandwort

10 thoughts on “Two Teats

    • Nope, just me wearing a hat like my dad wears when hiking. R and I went out to the end of the road a few years ago just 4 x 4ing, not knowing there was a hike. We were ill prepared…tons of mosquitos and no spray! Then the three of us returned last year and only did part of the hike. Returning to go all the way to Two Teats has been on the list ever since. Now Greg will most likely want to return to go past Two Teats to San Joaquin Mountain!

  1. The scenery is breathtaking! Great pics. I am so glad you guys are sharing your adventures. Sending love, Sharon

    • Not like Sunset Mountain in Borrego! But there were a few times the trail disappeared in a scree field.

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