Friday, September 14, 2007

Sierra Nevada


After the heat of Death Valley we travel north, up through Bishop and Mammoth until we reach a point where we can cut west across the mountains and into Yosemite at the Tioga Pass.

Mono Lake and its Tufa Towers provided an interesting distraction along the way, lots of birds and creepy amounts of alkali flies along the shore.

Then up into Yosemite, shades of green a welcome sight after a week with the sometimes bland colours of the desert and finally some cool air. Although as we discovered later that night, maybe a little too cool, but I realised what a good investment my expensive sleeping bag was and I stayed snuggly warm. Low of -5 C we later learned.