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Oakhurst to San Francisco Departed after breakfast on our way back to Kate's. Made a stop in Madeira along the way to buy some bedding for Kate's pullout bed. Had lunch at Taco Bells......tick another culinary aspiration off the list. Best value lunch so far. Aiming to get back early afternoon, unpack return the car and get ready for the Baseball. All went to plan except that Patrick missed his train and got in a bit later than expected but we made ...
... of rock were raised 11,000ft above sea level caused once again by the Colorado Plateau that has created all kinds of natural wonders including the Grand Canyon and previous National Parks we have visited.
The main area was only accessible by shuttle bus so we got off at most stops to explore further. We did a couple of short walks, one took us to the Emerald Pools. ...
... back up into the mountains.
Before we got into Death Valley, we witnessed a Drone doing Landings & Take-Offs @ a NV military facility. Then as we were exiting Death Valley, we saw several Fighter Jets practicing maneuvers in the mountains.
We drove through a lot a barren land in California but we did get a great view of the Tehachapi Wind Farm - It was hard to believe the amount of windmills ...
... us down on finding a trek so we made our own up the biggets mound/hill/mountain if we stretched the storey we could find near us. The loose rock made every foot step a bit of a gamble and the trek turned more into a climb and of course a race to the top in which I came second :(
From seeing the sad dunes from our concoured "mountain" we decide we'd go check that out. It was like we were ...
... It was 25 degrees the next morning when we started our 2 1/2 mile hike up to Lone Pine Lake, at 9400'. We went very slowly as the altitude really affected our sea level lungs. Took three hours up and only two down, but a wow all the way. There's a lot to see around Bishop where we camped the following night, but, frankly, we're getting ready to be home. There is always the next trip, and this area begs fora come back. Onward, to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsExchange Club Motel Beatty
A clean welcoming and honest motel.
Helpful staff and a good night's sleep - one the karaoke had finished in the casino across the street!
Would happily stay there agin.
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