Friday, June 22, 2007

WINing Yosemite

On we moved to see Yosemite. We chose to stay at the Elk's Lodge in Oakhurst about 14 miles from the park. The roads are hilly and curvy so it takes a total of 1 1/2 hours to get to the main part of the park. After parking the rv's we took a run into the park and saw the 2

main waterfalls, Bridal Veil and Yosemite. While there we ran into other WINs that had arrived the day before and we all met at the Ahwahnee Lodge for a short circle and found out the plans for this gathering.

Our second day we took a long drive completely thru the park over to Lee Vining and Mono Lake. Along the way we spotted a black bear and 2 cubs, a deer and another black bear. We met up with the other Wins and caravanned. Bill, the lead knew the area and
told us a lot.

At Mono lake we went to the visitor center to see the film about the lake. It is 4 times saltier than the Pacific Ocean. In 1941 Los Angles started tapping the lakes tributaries and the lake was loosing more water than it gained. Since 1994 they have been banned by law and the lake has come up some. It is still low and we saw Tofa's that were formed underwater. They look like something one sees in caves coming down from the ceiling. We then drove around the June Lake loop and saw 4 beautiful lakes.

Our last day here was a day of semi-rest. We went to Mariposa for our mail, stopped by briefly and visited Austin at the fairgrounds where the WINs were staying. Back home we kicked back until time for happy hour in the air conditioned Elks. Visited with a couple of Wins, met some other rver's and had a delicious quiche dinner. Back at the MH we sat out with the Wins and visited some more.

1 comment:

Randy & Diana said...

Wow! Sounds like you've been busy. Great pictures--thanks for sharing.