Looking back up the valley from a vista point

Smoke from forest fires near Yosemite Several fires were burning in the area We're now on CA Highway 120 to Tuoloumne Meadows and Tioga Pass
Entrance gate to Yosemite at Tioga Pass - 9945 feet above sea level
We approach Mono Lake Larry is standing next to the tufa - that remained after the lake level dropped The tufa extends for several miles along the lake The lake is slowly being restored. They hope to raise - the water level several feet in the next few years. Some of the tufa is already surrounded by water

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