Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, August 23, 2009

Half Dome on a cloudy day~Scenic Sunday for 082309




































Hubby and I have been on a week-long vacation to the Eastern Sierra Nevada range and places in the mountains there. We stopped in Bishop, at a camera store, so hubby could buy more film before we even started our vacation because he didn't think he had enough. We stayed in a little motel in June Lake, CA and went exploring every morning and late afternoon. We visited Mammoth Lakes and found a wonderful eatery there, "The Stove". We drove up to Minaret Vista, back down to Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, and Horseshoe Lake. We drove out to Mono Lake in the afternoon, and out to Bodie in the afternoon and early morning. Finally, we decided to drive home over the Tioga Pass into Yosemite, since I still have 2 weeks on my National Parks Pass and who can resist Yosemite? We stopped in the village, grabbed lunch (BRING YOUR OWN, very pricey and not very good!) and headed out to Glacier Point. Neither one of us had been to Glacier Point before and the view of Half Dome from that area is breathtaking, even on a rainy day! It started to sprinkle while we were there, so we headed back to the car and continued our drive to Fresno for the night. Scenic Sunday for August 23, 2009.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, what a great variation of scenery on one vacation. I love your shots of the old buildings.

Harry Snowden said...

Great shots!
I love the Hwy 395 corridor down the eastern sierras