Summer, Autumn, & Winter Too...2010 travel blog


We had a pretty short drive today to Lee Vining, and the lady at the campground there warned us not to arrive prior to 1 o’clock, so there wasn’t much of a rush to leave Lone Pine. We got on the road, took our time, stopped at a couple of rest stops, and the rain found us eventually.

Lone Pine is at about 3,700 feet and Lee Vining is around 6,800 feet so we had some climbing to do. Highway 395 is actually a great road, and we topped 8,000 feet over Deadman’s Pass before descending down to Lee Vining.

Our campground is Mono Vista RV Resort and we had a choice of a satellite-friendly site with no sewer, or full hook-ups with no prayer of getting a satellite signal. You know which way we went, so we have a nice back-in site overlooking Mono Lake….our back-end is overlooking it that is…but, we have a strong 30 amp, lots of water, internet and TV…life is good.

Because of the elevation, it is obviously much colder here and it is very misty. Mono Lake is barely visible. We spotted a BBQ place in town on our way in and headed back there for supper. What we didn’t spot was their “closed for the season” sign; but, there was a nice family restaurant next door, Nicely’s and we had supper there.

We need to watch the weather forecast and decide when we should go to Yosemite NP; right now, we’re targeting Wednesday and Thursday.

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