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... downhill from here. Until tomorrow, when we’ll be 321 feet higher.
We continue on Highway 108, and begin our descent toward tonight’s destination: Bridgeport. Ten miles east of the summit is Pickel Meadow, at 6,762 feet. It’s home to the US Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.
The MWTC is considered to be the Marine Corps’ premier training site for preparing Marines to serve ...
... in an air conditioned bus. Forgot to mention it's now about 95 degrees so we are all a little warm. We had lunch at the Grill. Then, while the girls went shopping, Tom and Matthew went to hear a ranger talk. This was Matthew's final task before becoming a Junior Ranger. He heard an interesting story about John Muir in the valley, and asked the ranger some questions. After reciting the Junior Ranger pledge, Matthew became one and received his badge.
... granite rocks around us. Our fruit, yoghurt and granola went down a treat whilst enjoying the vast scenery around us.
We continued on the Tioga Pass which took us through an amazing diversity of scenery. We passed high sierra, granite cliffs, sequoia groves and deep valleys. What a beautiful place this is.
After 2 hours driving, we were entering Yosemite ...
... br> this, there was still an operational post office there until 1942 and
the last 3 people left in 1943. An eerie feeling to walk around and
see into stores and houses where things were left as they were when
people walked away.
From there we headed North. We stopped
in Gardnerville NV at Walmart overnight. It was a large 24/7 Walmart,
clean, friendly and a flat space to stop so it was a great nights
... BBQ. We opted for Bodie Mike's.
After dinner we decided that we should probably drive to South Tufa like the visitor center suggested to find out what a Tufa is, and why they're worth driving 10 miles to go see!
This takes us back south down CA-395 five miles to the south shore of Mono Lake. Mono Lake we learned, is a salt lake, many times more salty and alkaline than ocean water. To the touch the water actually feels ...
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