This was the town's church.
Ellery Lake, just outside of Yosemite National Park.
This is Bodie State Historic Park. Bodie is a ghost town not far north from Mono Lake. It used to be a gold mining town. We stayed for about an hour. It was very cold and it started raining during our brief visit.
This section of Tioga Pass Road has no guard rail despite the rather steep drop.
Mirror Lake, which during August, might be better named Mirror Puddle.
This is a shot of the forest from the trail leading to the Mirror Lake.
Vernal Falls. The dark stains on the rocks show how much wider the fall is in spring.
A squirrel on the Mist Trail. It was actually playing with another squirrel. This was a short moment of stillness before resuming the chase.
This photo is also from the top of Vernal Falls. From here, you can hike to Nevada Falls. Both falls are part of the Merced River.
This is the view looking down from Vernal Falls.
Near the base of Vernal Falls.
This is near the beginning of the Mist Trail that leads to Vernal Falls.
After staying in the tent cabin for two nights, we thought it'd be nice to treat ourselves to a room at the Hilton by San Francisco's airport.
The Ahwahnee Hotel's dining room.
Yosemite Falls, just a trickle in August.
These trees are on the trail to the lower Yosemite Falls.
This is a cross section of a 1000 year old tree outside the Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center. We didn't stop by until our last day.
The green box outside the door is a bear-proof locker. Warnings about bears were every where. All food and anything that might smell like food has to go in the locker.
Some of the tent cabins at Curry Villa.
The inside of our tent cabin at Curry Villa. We brought the cold weather with us. It got down to 38 degrees on our last night there. We had just enough clothes and blankets to stay warm.
Tufa from the southern shore of Mono Lake.