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I depart our cozy townhouse to meet Ron Bobb at McGee Creek RV Park.
WIldflowers cover the nearby meadow.
Even at this early hour clouds form over Sherwin Crest.
I take the town bike path past the viewpoint overlooking Long Valley.
The bike path starts downhill.
I head south on US395 from CA203.
Descending the shoulder of US395 toward McGee Creek
Ron Bobb makes his preparations.
Ron heads north on Lake Crowley Drive.
I ride north on Lake Crowley Drive.
Glass Mountain rises to the northeast.
Ron Bobb climbs toward Benton Crossing Road on US395.
We ride east on Benton Crossing Road.
We all ride east on Benton Crossing Road.
We encounter Alice riding the other direction.
We hold a roadside conference.
Stella and Frank on Benton Crossing Road
We continue on Benton Crossing Road as clouds build over the Sierras.
Frank presses on ahead around the backside of Crowley Lake.
Frank makes a final push for the summit.
Frank at Waterson Divide (7525ft)
Bill at Waterson Divide (7525ft)
Photo courtesy of Frank Paysen.
Frank starts down the descent.
Frank returns on Benton Crossing Road past Glass Mountain.
Frank rides his aerobars.
I climb toward Convict Lake.
I gaze upon Convict Lake.
Convict Lake plaque
Valentine Peak (second from left, 12050ft) rises toward the clouds.
Riding through the ski resort
Two Teats from Minaret Vista
Minaret Vista Panorama 1
Sweep is from Mammoth Mountain to Banner Peak.
Bill at Minaret Vista
Volcanic Ridge and the Ritter Range are in the background.
Clouds thicken over Mammoth Mountain.
Descending through Mammoth Ski Resort
Thunderstorm over Long Valley 2
Frank enjoys his apple pie a la mode at Good Life Cafe.
Stella listens to Alice.