Driving through the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

On my second day in Yosemite National Park, I had planned to do the Komoot tour from the Backcountry Parking to White Cascade along the Toulumne River, which has many waterfalls along the way. Unfortunately, it was extremely windy and cold that day, so I turned back after a short while and instead stopped at beautiful Tenaya Lake before leaving the national park and heading towards the town of Bishop.

The scenery on the way to Mono Lake was simply breathtaking. The rest of the journey on Highway 395 was not quite the same. For much of the way I drove straight through the high plains and Inyo National Forest, with a short detour via the Mammoth Scenic Loop, where the Mammoth Lakes ski resort is located.

Back on Highway 395, I stopped at Wild Willy’s Hot Springs just before my destination, where I spent some time while the cold wind blew across the plain. Well rested, I headed for my motel in Bishop, which I reached in the early evening. The Bishop Inn was OK, but a bit too expensive for the service it offered.

Pictures Sierra Nevada


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