Yeah, Meysan Lake would normally be the ideal hike in your situation, but a Prius would likely experience problems up there in late March and you would need snow/ice gear.

Consider hiking along Hogback Creek, which flows off Mt Carillon and near Alabama Hills. You might not have to drive anywhere. Note that some of the stretches of dirt road nearby are very primitive -- I did this last year and had to be careful with my Ford Ranger.

You would have a nice slightly uphill hike overlooking the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. There are even spots to camp a little off the creek.

Another option, which is not much hiking but walking, is to visit the Manzanar Museum. It is a US monument to Japanese internment during WWII, which is a few miles north of Lone Pine.

Edited by futbol (03/08/19 07:36 AM)