Lee Vining and Monogram Lake

Today we went all over the place.  Old mining ghost town called Bodie.  Everybody just got up and left.  The school had desks and books and a lesson on the board.  The blacksmith still had tools etc. And the bars had table chairs and old bottles.  8300 elevation and can get 20 feet of snow.  The houses were covered in hammered out tin cans for water proofing.  There is a picture of the school bar house jail and bank.

Then we went to Tufus park.  Part of Mono lake with huge minerals from fresh water bubbling up into the lake.  There is no outlet for this huge lake and the water is oily, naturally, and very salty.  80 percent of the sea gulls, 60,000, of the state of California come here to bread and nest.  The stay on a huge island in the middle of the lake.

We then went to Panic crater.  The youngest mountain in the US.  Formed 600 years ago.

We are finished with this area.  Blowing out of here and moving onto death Valley!  CLOSED ROAD TO YOSOMITE.

 

Then

Taking you back to the beginnings

Ok dad now I have you all caught up. Below is a picture of a huge sequoia in sequoia national park and pictures of kings canyon  a 7000 foot drop from the road.  Pictures of Dons b day when we road our bikes to Huntington beach and had beer and pizza.  Don with medals from the Disney land half marathon and a picture of us drinking a beer in monument valley disney land.  The old building on the hill is the old school/church in plymouth.  Very little house on the prairie.20170514_09575520170514_16124420170519_19162620170515_15343120170513_12580020170509_13210720170509_141045.jpg20170509_173133.jpg