Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another Park - More Unbelievable Mountains

We arrived in Lee Vining, California, Tuesday evening. Lee Vining is a small (VERY small) town just outside Yosemite near the Tioga Pass entrance.

However, another claim to fame is the town is on the side of Mono Lake, an interesting salt water lake (supposedly twice as salty as the ocean). Know it's hard to see from this picture (although Hitch IS on the sign), but it's a nice body of water. Notice, too, how hazy the picture is - it's the smoke. Wish California could get some rain and help out with these wildfires!!

Today we took our first trip into Yosemite, over Tioga Pass and nearing 10,000 feet above sea level. Quite a ride! We stopped at the Olmsted Point Overlook and took this photo of Half Dome in the far distance. From where we were you could actually see people climbing the side facing us headed to the very top. They looked like ants through the binoculars!! Nope, that is NOT for us!!

Goodnight for now,
Traveling with Hitch

1 comment:

quiltteacher said...

Good talking to you yesterday. All is well in NC. Take lots of pictures. Safe travels. Love ya.