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What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

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What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

I'll be driving from LA to ski at Mammoth for the first time in mid-May. Can anybody tell me what the typical weather will be like on that drive? Are the roads typically snowy and icy that time of year? Will I need to get chains for my car before I go?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

Roads are clear and very little need for chains, if any. There's no storm in the forecast. Clear, easy, swift drive.

Watch for winds. The 395 can get very windy. Sometimes there's a butterfly or bee migration which can be alarming when you hit them all. Bring Windex wipes for the windshield.

Stay on the right lane, use the left lane for passing, only.

Edited: 04 May 2017, 22:52
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2. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

Thanks!

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3. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

good to stay on top of thunderstorms, too

http://mammothweather.com

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4. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

Anybody have a preferred route for driving to Mammoth from LA this time of year?

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5. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

There's only one route.

405/5-14-395-203

Don't miss the right hand turn at the edge of Mojave to stay on the 14. The 14 turns into the 395 but you won't know it. It's about 4 1/2 hours. All highway driving.

www.visitmammoth.com

www.mammothmountain.com

Edited: 10 May 2017, 22:04
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6. Re: What's the Drive Like From LA in May?

Thanks!

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