Yosemite Photo Journal
A long weekend to ride! How about Yosemite? Let’s go!
Great partly-cloudy day to ride up to Yosemite
First view of Half Dome
The road ahead
The road across the valley
And on the path back
What should I see…?
Pleine aire painter. Can I bring him home with me?
Yet another waterfall
Scales of time
Looking across the Merced River
No matter how big the rocks, the clouds are bigger. No matter how big the clouds, the sky has capacity.
Delicious scallop dinner in Mariposa
Back through Yosemite on Saturday to cross the pass.
Time to get my feet wet
By the way, there’s another waterfall
Ready to leave the valley
Nice place to stop for gas in the national park
Heading over the pass
Yup, just kick back and relax (as long as you’ve got lotsa layers!)
Oooh, what’s that ahead?
Lake Tenaya 8150’
And out to bad ol’ Bodie, a notorious mining town that’s now a ghost town. (elevation 8379’)
One church to 65 saloons
The weather vane on this barn creaked back and forth in the wind… perfect
The town is now a state part maintained in a style called “arrested decay” where they put in glass and roofs and put back things that fall down now, but don’t try to restore it to it’s younger days. I wondered where I could sign up for that program.
The hillside is pockmarked with gold and silver holes.
It was active in 1915-20. Gas pumps
With WWII, mining of “non-essential metals” was forbidden and the town closed down.
Even then, the Altar of Coffee
Outhouse for three
Outhouse for Saturday night
Abandoned town, ghost child, forgotten toy
Fires were the major danger to the town itself. All that’s left here is the chimney wall and the bed frame
A chunk o’ metal
My favorite find
The historian told us how difficult life was for the prostitutes. Bed springs and barbed wire says it all!
A very small building with a very important door
Doorways to the past
Fun traveling with someone who knows about iron works. “This was worked in a smith.” Fine, then I’ll take a picture of it.
Roof over the sheriff’s horse stall
The moon continues to keep watch
In this area that spent a good part of the winter under 6’ (feet) of snow, a sled
Gears from the processing facility
Heading back out of the park… I rode the dirt easily! Yea for Rich Oliver’s Mystery School training!
Bridgeport Court House. Notice the nests under the window eaves.
Fun little town
Time to head back over the mountains. Sonora Pass 9623’ – time to get over and down again!
A full size tree bobbing lightly in the flow
At each stop…
From Sonora to Mariposa, highway 49 is just turn after twist after turn. A new milestone ~ I scraped a peg!
The whole route, 539 miles:
Back into town with work to do on Monday
Of course, not the WHOLE day!
Espresso chip. With sprinkles.
And more riding
Kewlio fence on the road back down
And back into town just in time to tuck the Tiger into its locker and catch a taxi to the airport… until next time…