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2-3 days road trip in the lower 395

Reno, Nevada
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2-3 days road trip in the lower 395

Hi! I am going on a road trip at the end of June. After spending a weekend in Yosemite, I shall have 2-3 days to spend in the lower 395. I was wondering if you could suggest me some places to visit. I shall do sightseeing, taking photos, short hiking but would avoid long hikes as I am traveling a lot. I have been to Mono Lake, June Lake, Mammoth Lake, Death Valley and Las Vegas earlier. So, I would avoid these areas. Then I shall have another 3-4 days to spend in Arizona, but I shall ask suggestion for that in Arizona forum. Any suggestion is welcome.

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Menifee, California
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1. Re: 2-3 days road trip in the lower 395

Have you been to the Bristlecones? https:/…

Or maybe the Lone Pine/Alabama Hills movie road: https:/…movie_road_tour_brochure.pdf

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2. Re: 2-3 days road trip in the lower 395

Bodie SHP

Convict Lake

Hot Creek Geological site

Manzanar SHP

Alabama Hills

Views of mt Whitney

Red Rock Canyon- though you may see some great red rocks in Az

Look at these- (day 2)



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3. Re: 2-3 days road trip in the lower 395

Here is a photo travelogue of the eastern Sierra region that may be helpful: travelswithbillandnancy.com/eastern_sierras.…

At the end of June, the "lower 395" may be quite hot, so I could choose to concentrate on the higher-elevation areas of the 395 region, from north of Bishop up to the California/Nevada state line. Those areas will be cooler due to the higher elevation.

Additionally, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is at an elevation of almost 10,000 feet above sea level, so the air temperatures there are comfortable, 75 F to 80 F at most, at the same time the deserts below such as Death Valley are scorching hot. If you do go up there, bring hats, sunglasses and sunscreen as the sunlight is intense. The air pressure and oxygen content are lower at high elevations so pace yourself and take frequent rests and bring lots of water.

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