Silver Maple Inn
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... It provides a spectacular view of the valley to the east and south.
We descend to the bottom of Kingsbury Grade, into the community of Mottsville. It’s apparently named for Mott the Hoople, a '70s English rock band best known for the song, “All the Young Dudes.” Who knew?
In Mottsville, we turn south on Nevada Highway 206 for a few miles, then south on Highway 88, crossing the state line back ...
I wanted to visit a ghost town in the US. So we did – Bodie. Bodie is an historic gold mining town, finally abandoned in the 1940s but in decline for quite a long time before that. It had a reputation as being the most lawless mining town in the West, and murders were common.
It is not exactly the best location to live – high winds, hot summers and up to 6ft of snow in the winter – but it had ...
... being restored, but nowhere as fast as it should be. Strange structures called Tufas protrude from the parched ground, which were once underwater springs which supplied the lake, but have long dried up. The shore line is covered in flies feeding off the briny water. This in term feeds hundreds of birds which flock to the area. Brine shrimp also live in these waters.
After some time spent admiring the tufas, it was time for a dip. However, I was unprepared for ...
We are staying at an RV park right off of Mono Lake just over the California border, and 0.2 miles from a cool little tourist town in Lee Vining, CA. Watching the US soccer game in the RV at the moment.....Sheila is running (shocking)....and we will head to town for dinner a little later.
On to Yosemite tomorrow....only 85 miles.
... in the water and along the shore. These objects are tufa towers - mineral structures created when fresh water springs push through the lakes alkaline waters.
It was a long day and a hard push getting through the Sierra's but the journey looks like it will be well worth it.
We will be here until Sunday.