eastern sierras travel journal: lundy lake

You have not seen true Fall colors until you’ve visited the Eastern Sierras in mid-October. The shimmering, brilliant yellows, oranges and reds of the Aspen trees lining Rush Creek and clustered on the edges of any one of the beautiful lakes across the rugged country are unlike anything you’ve ever seen… but you have to time your trip right or you’ll miss the peak.

IMG_0118On our most recent trip to the Sierras, we didn’t plan it to coincide with the Fall colors but we arrived just days after the peak and enjoyed plenty of brightly bordered roadways and waterways as we explored. Read More

eastern sierras travel journal: bodie

The mornings in mid-October in June Lake are chilly but warm up quickly – each day started at about 20 degrees but soon heated up to a whopping 60 degrees, which made it comfortable in a long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt.

IMG_0032After checking our crawdad trap first thing – we got skunked – we packed up the truck and headed off to Bodie State Park, in the Bodie Hills just east of Bridgeport, near the Nevada border.

Bodie is the coolest ghost town I’ve ever seen. Let me repeat, Bodie is the coolest ghost town. Ever. Read More