Pine Cliff Resort
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- Pets allowed
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... right at the base of the falls. The problem that I have with writing a blog on this trip around the prettiest part of the States is that I've run out of superlatives to describe the beauty of all the glorious spots that we've been to. The Rainbow Falls, with their constant rainbow and crystal clear waters was another such place of incredible natural beauty. We pottered around the rocks and waded in the (cold!) free flowing river and generally just hung ...
... is a small village that many people pass through without really noticing but I will always remember it as the place where I bought my leather cowboy hat. I have now replaced the hat that I bought for my trip to Kilimanjaro about 20 years ago.
We stopped off in a couple more places on the way to Mammoth Lakes arriving there late in the afternoon. This place is really a ski resort but caters to hikers, MTBers, ...
... pristine alpine lake surrounded by pine trees and the Yosemite granite rock faces to which we have become so accustomed. Passing out of Yosemite across Tioga Pass, there was an immediate change in the landscape, from the white rock synonymous with the park, to rich red mountains, with finer sand and looser surfaces. Landslides in this area are one of the reasons Tioga Pass closes in the winter. We wound our way across the pass and down onto the high ...
... know! .We powerwalked uphill all the way back miles and miles to eventually and luckily meet the 2nd last bus home of the night. I think we learned the following hinking lessons today:
Read the map
Know when the last bus home is
Pack bear pepper spray for bear attacks and
Never hike the expert trails in primark shoes!
Were now in our new hotel....thats 3new hotels in as many nights!!
Love Love Love X
... Pass Road was now closed because of 10 inches of snow! The only option was to drive back south and find a lower altitude crossing over the Sierras from east to west, then drive north again to Yosemite National Park.
The drive south was straight forward - once I descended below "blizzard altitude", I traced the snow capped eastern side of the Sierra mountains as more storm fronts crossed over the peaks and buffetted my campervan ...