Sunday, May 27, 2012

SCY Day 11: Yosemite Grand Finale

John and I met in the morning in Fish Camp, just south of the Wawona entrance to Yosemite. It was a freezing morning. Today, we used the advantage of having a support car and crew (Marketa) and traveled lightly.
We rode on Hwy 41 to Yosemite Valley and from there took Hwy 120 through the whole park towards Tioga Pass (9900 ft). The weather was sunny but very chilly and there was lots of snow on the ground.
We climbed the climbs, bundled up for the descents and enjoyed the magnificent views of the granite monoliths.
At the end of the ride, we descended from Tioga Pass to Lee Vining on a crazy long and fast downhill where our speedometers registered over 50mph.
By the time we pulled into the Lake View Lodge in Lee Vining, we covered 102 miles and climbed 11K feet.

So, Lee Vining and Mono Lake is our official finish of this trip, which I hope will one day continue further north, into Oregon and Washington.

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