Day 9 - Bridgeport/Yosemite, CA.
Trip Start May 21, 2014
20Trip End Jun 07, 2014
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West and east Sierra mountain range
The drive on Hwy 395 really becomes scenic around Ridgecrest, about 150 miles north of Anaheim.
We arrived at the campground around 3:30pm. With still plenty of daylight to walk down to Bridgeport Reservoir, about 100 yards from our campsite.
The air temperature was around 67 degrees but the water was surprisingly warm - obviously from springs that feed into the reservoir.
Later we took a drive down to Mono Lake which has these glacier looking objects 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.