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... We continued to plod long the 120 and the landscape got rocky - we had a treat at one vantage point where we could look back to Half Dome in the distance. In the back of mind was "this is really high - it must be a very long gentle descent".
Well hardy har har - just when we thought all the scary roads were done we hit Tioga Pass (closed winters) - oh bugger. While it was only two bends they both might well have been on top of Mount flipping Doom! ...
... shirt wall/fence.
11:52 am crossed into Nevada at Topaz Lake
1:45 pm after stop at Carson Valley Casino for lunch and a little gambling - 395 to 88 to 207 (Lake Tahoe). We decide to drive around Lake Tahoe-- something else we've considered but never done. 9% grade for 2 miles-- lake comes into sight -- 11 degrees.
Left on 50 towards South Lake ...
... a disused gold mine and a waterfall. It was little more than a miles walk but it was pretty soggy going with all the snow on the ground, extremely beautiful and we had the place entirely to ourselves. Gorgeous. Back in Bishop we had a coffee pit stop and called in at the visitor centre to check about the road through Yosemite - at last some luck, the snow has cleared so the pass ...
... lunch. I really had my heart set on camping in the granite basin 6.5 miles in. We kept going and I was really exhausted.
Anytime someone came from the other direction, I would ask how much further to Blue Lake. They all would say its quite a ways, and there is a lot more uphill. So I was not comforted by people coming the other way. After a while, my Dad convinced me that we should stop to eat. We took our packs off and ate lunch.
Then we got started again, and it ...
... camp without the tent, and to just sleep under the stars. I kept talking about looking forward to seeing the night sky from this campground, and Dad suggested it. I thought it was a great idea since there are no bears in this area. So we just put down a small tarp and put down out sleeping pads and sleeping bags.
We got into bed just in time before it got dark (around 7:15pm or 7:30pm). We had planned on just looking at the stars a while. Around 8:00pm, we ...
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