This was the first time I drove to Yosemite from the east entrance through Lee Vining/Tioga Pass, since I was driving from Nevada. Even during previous trips to Yosemite, I hadn’t been to Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass or to Mono Lake. It’s said that “Tioga Pass Road is the most scenic mountain road in all of California and one of the most beautiful park roads in the entire National Park system”. I can attest to its beauty. I must have stopped every 5 minutes or less to take photos.
Tioga Lake was still partially frozen over in this photo.