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Today we took my father's (Bart's) advice and drove down the Eastern side of California on 395 South. Glenn and I agree that this route was the most amazing interstate driving either of us have ever been on. Going South on 395 one passes one incredible Mountain after another as the Sierra Nevada's take on different forms.
Part way down we stopped at Mono Lake to see the Tufa towers. The towers ...
After Mt. Whitney, we headed to Convict Lake, not too far north on Hwy. 395. Dan's old boss was staying here during the week and told us to stop by. We're glad he did because it was gorgeous! Unfortunately, he had already left when we got there. We still camped there and tried to recover from Whitney. Our legs were pretty sore and jello-like. We didn't do any hiking but did walk around part of the lake. Headed to Mammoth Lakes next!
... Lakes Valley. It was about an hour drive from our site and basically all up hill. The trail itself was moderately flat but the entire hike was above 10,000 feet. The 10 mile round trip hike takes you through the Sierras past multiple “little” lakes formed by the melting snow. Every mile we hiked there was a new lake that opened up scenic views of the mountain tops and turquoise waters. It was a beautiful day for hiking and the trail did ...
After picking up the car we decided to take the california coastal drive which has beautiful views and beaches along the way, making for a more interesting drive. Trying to get used to driving on the wrong side of the road was also interesting! We got 50 miles out of san francisco and feel in love with Santa Cruz which is a really laid back surfer town with a fun vibe and also home to a fairground that apparently featured in the Lost ...
... it more than worth it. From here, you look into Yosemite Valley, with Half Dome jutting up just a few miles away. With binoculars, you can make out all the people hiking up Half Dome, slowly climbing up the long stretch of cables. You will see them in the close-up picture I’ve included below. After this hike, I was sufficiently tired to not continue to other regions of the park, and since I live nearby, this is one National Park I can visit more frequently. Well, for now, the ...
Other places to stay in Crowley Lake
3236 Main St, Crowley Lake | 3 star hotelfrom $145
- Mammoth Lakes Holiday Inn
- Good Standard Holiday Inn
- Great hotel in the middle of town
Meadow Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $140
Sierra Nevada Rd, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $88
Arrowhead Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $118