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May 23, 2017 - Snow is Melting!

Still playing catch up here but a few items of interest in June Lake. The mountains were beautiful, crevasses of snow interlined with dark craggy rock. Our campsite had a perfect view of the lake ringed by the mountains. The evening walk with the dogs was a short stroll down to the swimming beach of June Lake. The weather warmed up (to 50's) and the snow was melting fast. We saw visible changes in the mountains, and the rivers and creeks were flooding the banks. The dam high up in the mountains had a couple of spillover...

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Summer 2017

Aug 31, 2016 - Death Valley

We left Las Vegas with Tony and Karen Sinclair, veteransof the South American Rally. They travel at the same sort of speed as us and we had a pleasant morning. There are a few oddities in the laws of Nevada apart from the well known one concerning gambling. Brothels were well advertised, particularly in the middle of the desert. It is legal to smoke almost anywhere - indoors and in restaurants - and it is still possible to get a 'smoking' hotel bedroom. There is no speed limit on some of the roads. The part we saw was all desert and there...

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Oct 24, 2014 - Gold!

Took these on the way back from an evening drive up to Lee Vining. We headed up Tioga Pass and saw this group of aspens highlighted by the setting sun. About 10 cars were pulled into a closed campground and about half were professional photographers with fancy gear and about half were like us....cell phone cameras...no filters, light meters, shutter speed etc. Thought they turned out pretty well. Now in Susanville...more later.... Jim and Doris, Koko and Tank (who really, really want to chase the chipmunks that keep doing suicide runs...

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Oct 23, 2014 - Lakes, lakes, lakes

We hadn't been to Convict Lake for at least 20 years and wanted to see it again...even though we had heard it was very low. We didn't want to take the motorhome back into the lake area so we parked it at the airport and drove the car...leaving the cell phone/camera behind:-(. The lake was stunningly gorgeous...nestled into a niche surrounded by dark, craggy mountains, ringed by golden aspens. The lake is amazingly clear...you can see the pebbled bottom for several yards beyond the shoreline. A footpath encircles the lake..we only walked...

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Jul 23, 2014 - June Lake

You'll be pleased to know that away from Quake City the signs in the bathrooms have now become more gentle - at June Lake I was simply reminded to "Use water wisely". I tried to do this but broke one of the taps - I tried to faucet. I would apologise for that one, but hey, you're the one who signed up to read this stuff:-)

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Jul 22, 2014 - San Francisco to June Lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains

We packed our bags in San Francisco and prepared to leave … one last breakfast in the café next door! Then a short walk to the car hire – the queue went on for EVER, and as you know Steve does NOT do queues!!!!!! We went back to the hotel – considered staying another night – no hardship, but they wanted $268 for a night – no way! Plan B – catch a cable car (we hadn’t managed one as there was always a big queue!), and go to the cable car museum, which is what we did! Unfortunately we had to go inside the packed cable car so we couldn’t hang...

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Jun 7, 2012 - 2012-Mono Lake, California

We left Denver June 4th on time and with good weather. Roads were good and we arrived in Richfield, UT at 4:00 as planned. Left June 5th again to good weather & roads headed for June Lake, CA. Our route took us on UT-50 and NV-6 and geez, what monotonous roads. No rest stops, towns, pull-offs, nothing. Scenery was nice, we drove thru the Great Basin in Nevada which is a HUGE flat area between two mountain ranges. I emphasize flat because it was the only flat place in two full days of driving. We did have snow in Ely, NV! A big cold front...

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May 13, 2012 - June Lake, California

5/13 – 5/15 Our next stop was Class Creek Campground in June Lake, California (43 miles north on US395). Another beautiful campsite. While we were in the area we took two scenic drives. The first one was a short lake tour which included June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake and Grant Lake. A gorgeous area. The next day we took the Mammoth Scenic Loop, a pleasant drive through the wooded foothills. We stopped in the town of Mammoth Lakes for a little grocery shopping. After lunch we drove to Hot Creek Hatchery to check out the trout and lastly...

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Jul 24, 2010 - June Lake and Bodie

Entry #2 June Lake area: This morning (Saturday) Craig & Sharon stayed at camp while Jim & Elayne and Mary and I took off for the high desert gold mining ghost town known as Bodie, 9000' elevation and 13 miles off the highway. Gold was discovered here in1859, by 1879 the population was about 10,000. Gold mining stopped in 1937 and the people had all left by 1942. In 1962 the state of California took control of the land and now maintains it as a state historic park. Winters here are brutal, 12'+ of snow, 50 degrees below zero temperatures...

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Aug 15, 2009 - Ooooh shiny lights...

Oooh...shiny... August 15 2009 – 11:50am (2:50pm Oakville time) Sorry I didn’t update again last night, something I ate for lunch didn’t agree with me and I was feeling like crap all night. Attempted to take a pill to settle my stomach and ended up throwing it up. Not a good night. Anyway...Reno wasn’t all that exciting. We drove on the strip a bit, there were lots of shiny lights and cheap cheesy wedding chapels. Like I said, it’s like the smaller, sketchier version of Las Vegas. We’re currently sitting in the parking lot of a grocery...

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Jul 17, 2009 - Mono Lake,Yosemite National Park, and Bodie

July 13th: Mono Lake – We went to visit Mono Lake at sunset. This salt lake is 2nd in size to the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This is the favorite breeding ground for the California Sea Gull and other migratory birds which feed on Brine Shrimp and Alkali Flies, the only living things in the lake. July 14th: Yosemite National Park – My cousin Bette arrived for a 2 day visit with us as we camped and took in various sights. Our friends Craig and Sharon and myself took in the sights in Yosemite Valley and the beautiful high country of Tuolumne...

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Jul 12, 2009 - Around camp this weekend

June 11th there was a lot of excitement around our campground on June Lake. It was the annual June Lake Triathlon. This is the highest elevation for that kind of competition in the US. It is comprised of a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike ride and 6 ½ mile run all done at 7600 feet elevation. Mary and I walked down to the lake from our campsite for the start at 8 AM. The first swimmer back to shore made it in 18 minutes! Mind you the water temperature is around 58 degrees. That is why in the pictures you see the competitors in wet suits. There was...

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