The scenery we experienced on this Eastern Sierra Road Trip was totally unexpected. I hadn’t done any research so when it unfolded with each winding turn I was pleasantly surprised with out of this world views, strange and unusual sights and the brightest colour’s I have ever seen. The distance itself is not that long however all the stopping and starting takes up the time and boy there is a lot of beautiful sights to see. We took the whole day but you could easily take more.
We stumbled upon Mono Lake after our trip to Yosemite National Park and I found myself absolutely in awe of the place. It had such an unusual beauty it drew me in and enveloped me in its spell.
When Mark Twain visited Mono Lake in the 1860s he called it a “lifeless, treeless, hideous desert… the loneliest place on earth.” Yes it probably lacks classic majestic beauty however many people failed to notice the extremely complex and productive ecosystem that Mono Lake has.
”Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer, and give strength to the body and soul alike.” John Muir
Yosemite National Park, knows as ”The crown jewel of wild spaces” is probably the most beautiful National Park I’ve ever been to. Hiking in Yosemite National Park is the best way to see wildlife, magnificent scenery and escape the crowds. I was constantly in awe. It offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike. With autumn in full swing, here are the 8 greatest hikes in Yosemite National Park, tried-and-true options which we loved! You will also find some information on accommodation in Yosemite National Park at the end of this post. Happy hiking!