Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rainy Memorial Day Drive

We had a late start to our Memorial Day exploration.But after a fine late lunch, we headed up to the high country for some wet weather exploration.
I took a bunch of videos along with my usual number of photos, so I'm also sharing a some of those.

Our 1st stop, about an hour up the road, was at the Clark Fork waterfall. Clark Fork is a tributary of the Stanislaus River.

The river wasn't as full as it should have been this early in the season, but it was still pretty impressive.





Just 15 minutes from Clark Fork is the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.It's an area of High Sierra landscape with elevations from 4,800 feet (1,500 m) to 11,462 feet (3,494 m) along the Sierra Mountains from Ebbetts Pass to Sonora Pass in the south.







As we were approaching the summit, we needed a little break from the car. All those curvy turns made tummies turn, too. We found a spot right next waterfall #2 of the day.


It took us 3 hours to get to our final destination, Leavitt Falls.

This was the tallest of the falls we saw. We've only been here once before because it's not exactly easy to get to, but the effort is worth it! Pretty impressive!

There's also a pretty impressive view of Leavitt Meadow from the vista point.


Another pretty impressive thing in this spot is 3G service! We were able to use our phones to check-in on whatever we had missed the past 3 hours. You had to stand in a certain spot, but we were all pretty shocked that it worked!

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