I leave Green Creek. I debated on whether or not to even ride out to Bodie. A ghost town like this doesn't really interest me. In the end, I thought the road may be interesting... And it was. The wind was really ripping out here. I get to the state park 15 minutes before they opened. I took a quick picture and did a U-turn. I have no interest in walking around out there today. KYMike and I camped just off Virginia Lakes RD this summer, but we didn't go all the way in to the lake. It was really cold and still windy when I got there to check it out. Most of the color had been stripped from the trees where we had camped. I stopped for breakfast and to warm up at this joint in Lee Vining. Their chicken fried steak was disgusting. I couldn't eat it all. After breakfast I enjoy a morning run up Tioga Pass. Still windy. I go down to Saddlebag Lake to explore a new area to me. There was beautiful scenery and I enjoyed the gravel road. But the lake was disappointing. I was taking a break on Tioga Pass when I somehow lost the rubber piece from my earbuds. The music is dead, until I can find that! I spent about 30 minutes tearing into everything trying to find it. I eventually gave up and rode back down the hill. I didn't care to enter Yosemite Park today. There was still color in the valley next to Tioga Pass RD. I rode through the June Lake Loop without stopping once for photos. It is one of the prime spots for fall colors, but with large crowds, the glaring sun, haze and extreme winds, I was un-inspired. When I get back to the 395, I see a sign that said Bishop was like 53 miles away. Screw it. Let's go get a room and out of this wind. Less than an hour later I stopped here for lunch. I watched the lady carve my turkey breast from a giant turkey that had just been pulled from the oven. The sandwich was good, but the prices here were steep. I had my first shower in 6 days! I felt human again. Apparently motels are popular with motorcyclists. I put on some casual clothes and walked over to the K-Mart. I found a set of ear-buds on sale and used it for a donor rubber piece for my nicer ear-buds. The music continues! Later, I took a stroll to find dinner. I passed a nice looking Chinese restaurant, but like a dummy continued walking to see it anything else looked good. I found a place called Jacks where I had the worst burger of the trip. As I walked back to my room the sun was setting. I passed the Chinese restaurant I wished I had eaten at. A Tiger 1200 Explorer rider had the right idea and was pulling in. BTW, This photo and the 2 previous ones are cell-phone pics. I needed the half day off to recharge my camera batteries and my spirits.