We work are way around the Lake. So much to see, so little time! Then, stop by Stateline again to get some laundry done, and walk around downtown to find this happening: Like.... Not my style but cool Got to have the old pickup with the bike in the back Oooh very nice, Ill take one of these please! That is shiny! A nice turn out! After a couple of days bouncing around the lakeshore we headed down to the desert floor and followed 395 around to 89 to climb back over the mountains to 4. We had heard this is a beautiful route full of twisties and scenery so we decided it must be done. We reach the top of the 89 pass, beautiful up here, you can see all of Nevada! J/K I must have been here a while taking video Wow this is a super twisty road, this was somewhere near the summit I believe... So pretty up at the top! Love the little cabins off in the distance Here's a little zoom in of those cute houses Lake is quite low.. Steep banks too! After a few failed attempts at finding a good place for lunch, we finally had a bite to eat (I think) It was Camp Connell before we headed up into the Stanislaus National Forest for the night. BTW this cafe is really confusing.. the cafe is at the BACK of the Camp store.... of course we were probably tired and couldn't figure it out :) We found a great spot in an almost empty campground along a river that use to be part of a Indian Tribes usual stops. You could almost imagine them sitting down by the river enjoying the sunset like we did. The trees here are huge Ponderosa Pines (correct me if Im wrong) but Ive never seen ones this size! Camp for the night, found some more camp wood at other sites too! Critters critters all around.... Just dont come in my tent! After a blissful sleep, we headed up into the Stanislaus NF. The area was amazingly baron, not a soul in slight, all day. The scenery was spectacular once we got up on the ridgeline, and it was cool to see all the old signs and very little sign of civilization. Joe full of energy zooms ahead to check out a road Nice gravel roads Not far to 108, maybe.... We were extremely lucky not to have any fires up in this area. It would be such a shame to loose all this.... Lots of nice shady trees Riding down Hells Half Acre Road Couple of good hairpins! Just ahead you can make out a Momma bear and her cubs.... This is as close as we got to them... They were outta there! Glad we didnt see them last night at the campsite! We make it down to Beardsley Lake/Reservoir Water looks nice dont it! Almost there.. Apparently! 3600 feet! Finally... Fuel! We ended up in Sonora, for some wifi and coffee, then headed towards Yosemite where we took some backroads and found some amazing single lane roads, I think it was called Wards Ferry Road, it is VERY narrow in places.. The sun was setting and it was very very awesome! Wards Ferry road towards Graffiti bridge The evening was warm, but it was nice to see the sunlight through the valley Artwork on bridge We found our way to HWY 120 and into one of the first campgrounds in the park... There were so many people here, most of them had obviously NEVER camped before.. It was a little disappointing, for the last few days not having to share we were a little spoiled!