Carol and I drove up to June Lake on Sunday and spent three nights and two full days exploring some of the Eastern Sierra, particularly looking for areas with fall color. On the way up we stopped for a hike at Lava Falls and a visit to the National Park Service’s wonderful partially rebuilt Manzanar site and museum.
Monday morning some other visitors suggested Highway 120 as a good spot for color so we explored along the June Lake Loop then up 120 into Yosemite; lunching, hiking, and poking around in Tuolumne Meadows. Monday’s dinner was at the spectacular Convict Lake Restaurant, YUM. What an end to day one.
Tuesday I went for a wonderful morning hike up to the waterfall overlooking our Double Eagle Inn then we drove over to the Mammoth Lakes area for an afternoon of discovery in new territory for both of us.
Wednesday we drove away from June Lake and stopped for breakfast at Toms Place before descending to Bishop and heading south on 395. We stopped at Olacha for a photo op, Red Rock Canyon for a short hike, and the Lancaster In-N-Out for lunch.
We had a great time and passed through and visited much spectacular country. Click on the above montage to see a slide show containing images and more details of our outing.