Virginia Creek Settlement
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... where we’ll remain for the rest of our trip.
Less than an hour from our start in South Lake Tahoe, we arrive in Markleeville, elevation 5,531 feet. Markleeville is on the map for annually hosting a bicycle race called the Death Ride. The Death Ride attracts more than 3,000 riders, who pedal over five Sierra passes for a total distance of 129 miles and more than 15,000 feet of elevation gain. The winner generally finishes ...
... of gold. Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W.S. Bodey and E.S. Taylor. Unfortunately for Mr Bodey, he froze to death in a Blizzard on the way back there with supplies that year. Worse still, they didn't even spell the name of the town in the same way as his. Poor chap.
Bodie was, at its height, over 2000 buildings (some 60 of which were saloons) and with a population of 8,500. It even had its own Chinatown. However, ...
... and unstable ground under the water and ended up wearing Ben's flip flops as mine were not water proof. I am not sure if these helped or hindered my progress to be honest, and after Ben and I carefully picked our way into the lake I was made to lie down and float just to demonstrate how the salt water keeps you afloat. This done, and several cuts discovered I made fairly rapid progress back to shore haha! After this we used our emergency water we had filled up ...
The plan of the day - Yosemite National Park.
We entered from the north east side; Tuolumne Meadows via the Tioga Road. Before even getting into the gates of the visitor center we caught great views around Tioga Lake. The shores Tioga Lake and up into Mount Dana we blanketed in snow. Lake Tioga had sheets of ice around a good portion of the lake even though the temp around ...
As we headed due west toward Yosemite, the Sierras came into view, with clouds and an eerie orange glow above them. Could this be smoke and a reflection of flames from the fire? It seemed much too early for a sunset. We were of course eager to get into the park, but our campground reservation did not begin until the next day, so we stayed at ...