Highway 395, you got to see it to believe it. When I first saw it years ago, it was too much to absorb at one time. It was too pretty, seemed remote, long stretches of it without hint of civilization. The main attraction for me was the mountain range, but there were several lakes along the way.
Needing to recreate the road trip from years ago, we purposely decided to follow the same path we did except for one thing - we would skip Bodie. On the trip years ago, we attempted to go to Bodie, but the snow started falling and we were driving (again) a small car and we were afraid that we'd get stuck without recourse, so we decided against it.
Thus we stopped at the same scenic vista point where there is a commanding view of the Mono Basin. I was thankful that there wasn't the howling, strong winds that greeted us in previous visit. This time around it was picture taking heaven.
Something new that was not there on the first time we stopped at this stop in the road. The road fence (?) or whatchamacallit is filled with decals and stickers from fellow travelers. I was sorry I wasn't carrying any with me, otherwise I would have made my contribution too.
Travel gods were on our side this time around because we were blessed with mild weather, sunshine and blue skies, completely opposite of the first time I've seen this route where it was gray, gloomy and rainy. I enjoyed this road trip both times.
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