On the Road Again: Springtime in Utah travel blog

View of the Sierras from our campsite in Bridgeport



We took the scenic route out of Sacramento—up Highway 50 to Echo Summit, with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. Then on to Highway 89, crossing the National Pony Express Trail in Nevada, then back to California.

We spent the night in Bridgeport, California. This is on the eastern slopes of the Sierras, very different country from the western side—it’s drier and not forested. We had a spectacular view of the Eastern Sierras.

There were small insect flying everywhere, called midges. They’re what the fish rise out of the water to eat. The midges don’t bite and weren’t really a problem. We thought it would take quite a few to make a meal, though, even for a fish!

Bridgeport is the fishing mecca of this area. The reservoir is stocked with rainbows and brown trout. Unfortunately the fishing season here does not open until Saturday, so we could not try our hand at breaking our record of not catching a fish.

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