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The title will become clearly at the end of this blog. Remembering things you have done a day later is hard, but when as busy as us and seven days later is near impossible. I love a challenge and I certainly won't forget this day in a hurry due to life threatening moments. Having explored the key elements on Yosemite we decided to get some exercise done whilst combining with views. So how do you go about seeing lots of things. You go up. So Bushell decided in his wisdom to persuade me ...
... Stopping at the first big lake, Tenaya Lake, we cautiously exited the car once again to get a photo. The plan had worked - no mozzies! Yes! We stood there for a while, got back in the car and drove on to Olmsted Point. We decided we would walk this one, but which way, up the massive granite boulder or out on to a granite boulder.. Up the massive boulder it was. It was well worth the torture of the walk - what a view!
We drove ...
... Vining has very little lodging accommodation option so out of the goodness of her heart she took time to call to these places for us. Through her, we found a hotel at June Lake, CA. It was sufficient. I went back to the gas station to tip her the next day but she was off work; she was expecting so I figured she had a doctor's appointment. Some people go out of their way to help travelers...they should be rewarded.
June Lake, ...
... our path we met a deer. The deer was hiding behind some bushes, checking out if it was safe to come out. It eventually did, until Jase made a sound and it ran off. The limestone coming out of the lakes were quite interesting. Upon visiting the lake, I had a quick look at some history and found the limestone or Tufas as they are called, only surfaced after LA diverted water from the lake for their watering needs.
We continued ...
... find a place in Mono Lake to swim. I knew that it had once been a volcano that had exploded, so I figured the water had to be warmer than the snowmelt river we swam in yesterday.
A quick trip in the Mono Lake Visitor Center and we were directed to the South Tufa area of Mono Lake for sightseeing and swimming. Being a geographer, I am a bit ashamed to admit that I had no knowledge about tufa. Apparently tufa is a limestone rock formation that forms when springs ...