Day 4 – Mariposa to Lee Vining

Starting in Mariposa we decided to cross the Tioga Pass Highway (between 6-10,000 ft).

I tried pancakes – yuck, never again!

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Setting off early we had no traffic as we ran for 5 minutes down to Mono Lake proper, what a weird place. The flies are thick here and it hums but that’s mainly because Los Angeles has had it’s water from here since the ’30s and the Lake has dropped 45 feet!

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The last pic shows the view as you climb up on to the Blue Star, a great road with a strange custom of 000’s of stickers from all over the world stuck on the armco.

DSC00386 DSC00391Good news for some – only 102 degrees today!!

Left California and arrived in Nevada to sunshine..
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Basically Nevada is like California with more guns, smoking and lots of casinos – every bar has slot machines in the bar!

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It also has beer in jars!

DSC00425I have been surprised at how much micro-brewing is going on here – CAMRA would be proud of ’em…

 

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