Chasing the Moondog
September 20, 2013
- Alice in Chains -- The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Friday. Time to head for home. We had studio time booked for Saturday and Sunday, so I needed to be back in time to load in Friday evening. I didn't have to rush, though, so I would take Highway 395 up the back of the Sierras and cut over at the Tioga Pass, which would take me through Yosemite National Park.
|Death Valley National Park, CA|
The drive up 395 is one of my favorites. As you drive North, the Sierras are on the left the entire way up to the Pass. It's a 120 mile drive alongside a ten thousand foot tall impassable granite wall that refuses to give in at any point along that drive. It's as impressive as mountains get in the lower forty-eight.
|Owens Valley, CA|
Tioga Pass takes you into the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. What you can't see while driving along the back of the Sierras is just how wide they are. At this particular point, the mountain range is roughly sixty miles across.
|Tuolumne River, Dana Fork, Yosemite National Park, CA|
|Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, CA|
|Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA|
|Olmstead Point, Yosemite National Park, CA|