Below is a picture while we were waiting for our turn to take some pictures. There weren't that many people on the trail, but there was one family group that got there right before us and were taking a lot of pictures.But no problem.
We also took a few drives. One was up Whitney Portal Road. It is paved but narrow with many steep switchbacks. A famous Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz movie, The Long, Long Trailer, was filmed on this road. the road was also featured in the classic Humphrey Bogart movie, the High Sierra.
Another day we drove from our campsite back onto the Horseshoe Meadows Road and continued up it away from town. It is another extremely steep mountain face with many switchbacks. We had more great views of the mostly dry Owens Lake below.
Again as we got closer to the top, trees such as lodgepole pines and mountain hemlocks become abundant.
We also checked out Lake Crowley, but we thought about it and came up with some other ideas. Anyway, we are headed out on Thursday. It is just too hot in Bishop, being in the high nineties and temperatures in the 100's starting on Thursday. We definitely are looking for a little cooler area and the Mammoth or June Lake looks a little better and so that is where we are headed. Stay tune for our further adventures on HWY 395.