Lake View Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLake View Lodge Lee Vining
Very rundown, look for something nicer. The older gentleman at the desk spoke very little English.
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As soon as we got out of the desert and drove direction to Lee Vining, the scenery changed to greenish again and luckily there was some proper temperature too. :)
We stayed a little outside of the national park over the night because almost every accommodation was booked out in the park itself even the little towns around the park almost had no …
A cold start with the sunshine struggling to break through the early morning mists. The grass outside the annexe was being foraged through by a small group of blackbird sized birds with the help of a couple of blue jays. The jays would occasionally fly up to the branches of the oak trees and wrestle acorns from the cups. If they didn't grasp them …
... on fifteen miles of brand new, but unmarked, pavement, and little traffic.
Somewhere over 8,000 feet we stopped at a little pond and found some animal footprints in the mud.
Eventually we arrived at Tuolumne Meadows (too-all-o-me) at 8,600 feet and stopped for lunch, and re-filled our water bottles. At higher elevations you have to drink a LOT of water.
The short drive ended up taking several hours as it ...
... forest where we saw bear prints in the mud and bear poo. Taft point is an extremely vertiginous area which had a path with 2000ft drops on the side with people risking their lives for photo opportunities. At the point there is a railing where you can hang on and admire the frantic view. We finished off by driving to the top of Glacier point where we were looking down on a complete rainbow. It took a while to realise why it was ...
... trip we have free time to ourselves really. We went back got bikes. Today was a bit duller and drizzly, perfect weather for cycling the Golden Gate Bridge. Cycling towards it i wasnt able to go very fast due to having flat tyres and bent handle bars. On the way to the bridge there was an outdoor shop, i thought i would buy a pump so id at least have pumped tyres but the guy in the store said to bring my bike in and he can do it for free, he also fixed my handle ...