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- Tioga Pass Road ( Hwy 120 ) coming up Lee Vining canyon into Yosemite NP from Mono Lake and the Hwy 395 junction. by Joel Baldwin
- View of Mono Lake Basin, Highway 120 and 395 Junction, and Lee Vining from the Vista above the Tioga Gas Mart and Whoa Nellie Deli by Joel Baldwin
The eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range is quite different from the western. The western side is a gradual slope rising to the Sierra Nevada crest. The eastern side is a steep escarpment dropping down into the Great Basin. The western side is at a lower elevation with significant population and rainfall. T...
Big Oak Flat Road, also known as Highway 120, is the northern road into Yosemite National park. For most of its length it twists and turns its way towards the Yosemite Valley. However shortly before you enter the valley the forest opens up and the road straightens out. A large forest fire in 1990 cleared out much of th...