From Mammoth Lake we cycled 876 km through many different types of scenery. First from Mammoth Lakes we continued north to Lee Vining, where we started to climb to Tioga Pass (9945 ft), also the entrance of Yosemite National Park. We crossed this beautiful park to the west side, encountering the first bit of rain on our trip. We traversed the Sierra foothills, the dry grassy plain of California's Central Valley and the coastal mountains to Santa Cruz on the Pacific coast. We then followed the coast to San Francisco, over the Golden Gate bridge, to Bodega, where we turned inland again to Santa Rosa and today, over some very steep hills, to Clear lake.
On our way we meet lots of nice and interesting people, always willing to help us, for instance escorting us on bicycle to the campground in town.
Now we head northeast, again into the Central Valley, towards Lassen Volcanic National Park. Unluckily for us temperatures are rising above 30°C again. We preferred the cooler weather at the coast.
|Climbing Tioga Pass|
|Tioga Pass (9945 ft.), entrance to Yosemite NP|
|Sierra Nevada foothills, California|
|Golden Gate bridge, San Fransisco|
|Cycling over the Golden Gate bridge|
|Camping on the cliffs of the Pacific ocean|
|Steep climbs in the California coastal mountains|