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Departing Lee Vining
Flaming aspens on Utility Road
Westbound on CA120 near the bottom of Lee VIning Canyon
Dana Plateau is in the distance.
Starting the climb up Lee Vining Canyon
Encountering a cycle tourist on the climb up Tioga Pass
Cycle tourist on Tioga Pass east climb
View up Lee Vining Canyon
Soon entering the shady upper canyon
Lee Vining Creek is flowing.
Mount Conness from Ellery Lake
Tioga Pass Resort is still under construction.
Passing by Tioga Lake
Arriving at Tioga Pass
Dana Meadow, Kuna Crest, and Mammoth Peak from Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows is brown and dry.
But, there are no mosquitos!
Fairview Dome(s) and Tuolumne Meadows
Aspens along Tioga Road
Descending past Tenaya Peak (l)
Passing Tenaya Lake
Peak 9206 from Tioga Road
Climbing to Olmstead Point
Clouds Rest is at the extreme left.
Tourists at Olmstead Point
Quiet road and smooth asphalt
Under the limit
Descending CA120 through the Rim Fire burn area
Climbing Cherry Lake Road from CA120 into the Gravel Range
At the rim of the Tuolumne Gorge
This area burned in the Rim Fire in 2013.
Cherry Lake Road descends to the left.
Mather Road goes to the right and runs along the rim of the Canyon.
Regen stats at the bottom of the Tuolumne River Gorge
Climbing clean asphalt on Cherry Lake Road
Entering the upper reach of Granite Creek.
Arrival at Cottonwood Road
Rim Fire devastation still stands along Cottonwood Road.
More tree skeletons
Approaching Reed Creek bridge and passing Road 3N01.
Fall color on Cottonwood Road
Descending into The Basin
Flaming aspens on Cottonwood Road
Starting up Buchanan Road
Leaving the North Fork Tuolumne River
Arriving back at the Black Oak Hotel