Mono Hot Springs Resort
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... hikes all along Tioga Pass. There’s more hiking here than in any other part of Yosemite. Today seems to be a great day to combine riding and hiking.
Our next point of interest is Tenaya Lake, at 8,150 feet. Highway 120 runs right along the lake. Tenaya Lake was created by the Tenaya Glacier, which flowed out of the vast Tuolumne Ice Sheet and down to the Yosemite Valey. The lake is named after Chief Tenaya, a Native American chief ...
... are looking across almost level with many of the features.
After taking our time and enjoying this vista we decided to go down and take one of the guided tours. This was a two hour tour with a Park Ranger as a guide. Lots of interesting viewpoints and anecdotes about the park. The tour was in an open trailer with bench seating and the guide sat up front with a very good audio system. This open seating ...
... get a picture of both of them together. We did the same thing, and passed the camera behind us to get our picture taken. The trip back to the bike was much more difficult, as it was all uphill, and the General Sherman is in the part of the park that is over 7000 ft. So we took our time and made it back. Some people would make the walk downhill to see the General, and then take the shuttle back up the hill to their car. We needed the ...
... Center, the parking lots were beginning to fill. Luckily, in an unmarked lot there's always one guy who parks just a little too close to his neighbor for another car to fit in, but just the perfect size for a motorcycle. Sure enough, it was just like they were saving a spot near the front just for us.
The Yosemite Valley Visitors Center is right in the middle of Yosemite Village. Since this is a large ...
... supposedly easy to reach. We headed out under GPS directions. All was good for awhile but the we saw a large ditch in the road. There were detour signs so we followed them. It looked like we were following the right road but soon it got really narrow and extremely rocky. It was more like a path. There was no place to turn around and the GPS promised the grove was just around the corner. After driving for miles on the path and badly scrapping both sides of ...