The Splendor of Highway 395

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    1. Dearest Photo Cache; Mono Basin is spectacular with mountain range and pasture♡♡♡ The road fence is quite unique as well♪
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  2. This is a beautiful series everyone will enjoy. Gorgeous shot after shot. I'm glad the weather cooperated so well.

  3. Great scenery not sure I agree about the stickers. I get frustrated when I see them stuck all over the city.
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  4. Those beautiful snowy peaks look like grand masters of the glorious countryside.

  5. fantastic images. Is this in California. It is beautiful.

  6. Well, now you've motivated me! Been a long time since I've been up 395, and never on a photo trip. Thanks for this post.

  7. Very beautiful photos of nature and the vast area of greens.

  8. Beautiful images and such gorgeous scenery.

  9. highway with a breathtaking view.

  10. Wonderful blue skies.

  11. That is stunning scenery, what a great drive!

  12. 395 is a wonderful drive. There is beauty in all sorts of different types of scenery. Awesome captures :-)

  13. This post reminds me that I've missed you! So, it's good to catch up a bit again!

    The thing I love about that decal railing, vs. the love padlocks left behind on bridges, is that the decals are so lightweight...there's no possible way they can destroy the structure of the railinbg. I love the idea. Now, if obly they can start THAT all over the world. :)

  14. Such a splendid drive indeed. Love those collection of interesting decals on the road fence(?). I'm glad that travel god blessed your with lovely weather.

  15. Wonderful views, great shots!

  16. Love the idea of leaving your mark through stickers. Bloggers would probably put their URLs there hehe


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