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East Fork Carson River runs full.
Left turn approaching
Laden bike tourists on their way up to Monitor Pass
View west from Monitor Pass
At Monitor Pass
East side of Monitor Pass
Into Mono County and wildfire smoke
The mountains are nearly obscured by the smoke.
Topaz Lake has lost its luster.
Welcome to Nevada
Welcome to California
Where's the bike lane?
Starting up the Walker River Canyon
West Fork Walker River runs full.
Clear skies at the southern end of the Walker River Canyon
I can breathe.
Passing Sonora Junction
Climbing toward Devil's Gate Summit
Fremont's Trail placque
At Devil's Gate Summit
Cattle graze Bridgeport Valley's verdant fields.
Welcome to Bridgeport.
Sierra Crest from Bridgeport Valley
...and new asphalt on US395
Due to one-way controls for road maintenance, I had the road to myself for long intervals.
Virginia Creek Settlement
Twenty miles to go
At Conway Summit
US395 begins a long gradual descent to Mono Lake.
Relatively clear skies over Mono Lake
No shoulder section of road
Arriving in Lee Vining
Bike fits with room to spare in one of the Murphey Motel's refurbished rooms.
How many electrical code violations can you spot?
Outdoor eating area at the Epic Cafe, Lee Vining
Lee Vining placque
Latte Da and El Mono Hotel
I stopped here for a fruit smoothie before checking in.