Hubby and I decided to take an extended eastern Sierra Nevada trip this fall (since we are BOTH now retired!). The last time we went there in the fall, we were both still working. I took 2 days off school and backed them up to a weekend, but, with 1 day for driving up, and 1 day for the return trip, that only left us 2 days to see the fall colors and that certainly wasn't enough time!
So, this year, we decided on an 8 night trip. The first night was in Bishop, then 4 nights in Mammoth, 2 nights in South Lake Tahoe, and 1 night back in Bishop. I drove 7 out of the 8 days. I don't like hubby to drive anymore. He drives TOO FAST!
And, we HAD to take our black lab, Ripley, with us, so we had to find pet friendly motels and cabins (which we did!). She gets separation anxiety and starts clawing our fences the minute we leave. She's at the point now that we can't even leave her overnight.
Our first stop was at the Vagabond Motel in Bishop. Yes, they are pet friendly! They have a nice, grassy area behind the motel rooms in the back for dogs and even provide doggie doodle bags! Bishop is a fairly easy drive for us (about 5 hours)...
We were able to drive up through Bishop Canyon that afternoon. But, being the Sierra, a storm was approaching and my photos didn't come out as bright and as sharp as I had hoped. By late afternoon, the mountains above Bishop were completely socked in with clouds.
Here are a few photos from that first afternoon. Sorry about the quality...
Hubby took these photos. He has a better lens than I do. Mine is a Tamron. His is a different one and his camera has a larger sensor than mine. DARN!