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Tioga Road Trails

Sami walking along Tenaya Lake off California 120 My favorite entrance to Yosemite National Park is consistently the eastern entrance, about 12 miles from Lee Vining on California 120, the Tioga Road. This road is in the High Sierra, and connects U.S. 395 to Yosemite National Park. The road continues west into the park and… Continue reading Tioga Road Trails

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California Adventures: Inyo National Forest

The Inyo National Forest has been mentioned in several of my previous posts, as it’s a place we've visited every summer for the past three years. Contained within the Inyo National Forest are some of the prettiest places in the world, with interesting and varied ecology, so I figured I’d share more about one of… Continue reading California Adventures: Inyo National Forest

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Follow Me to Tuolumne

Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center One of my absolute favorite places in the world is Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. It is less visited than the Valley but is a jewel along Highway 120. This alpine meadow at 8600 feet above sea level in the High Sierra is a place wide open and green, with… Continue reading Follow Me to Tuolumne