The cabins are a photographer's dream with their lovely color and the view of frosty Mt. Dana behind them. And, to continue the Jane Austen theme, see the image on my very old hiking T-shirt...
We walked another half mile past the cabins along this beautiful cold Scottish-looking stream to the nameless but beautiful little lake above Bennettville.
Then we drove back to the little town of Lee Vining, where we indulged our two most serious addictions... cappuccino and the internet. This was pleasantly accomplished at the cheerful "Latte Da" coffeehouse. Funny how all the little mountain towns now have nice hippie-style internet coffeehouses. At this one they bake delicious warm savory cheese scones.
|Paul at the Latte Da|
The next day before driving the 300 miles home, we went for a lovely hike at Rock Creek, which is off the 395 at Tom's Place. The elevation's over 10,000 feet so you can get a bit breathless, but the weather could not have been more perfect; sunny, low 60s, and we walked along the beautiful lakes, enjoying the colors. Rainbow trout were clustered together in the streams, but when I approached to take a picture, they sped away like lightning.
|Golden quaking aspens on the Rock Creek road|