After the eclipse venture we moved south to Mono Lake and spent a day visiting Bodie State Park. It has been a long time since I was there last...15 -20 years? It was before the State began charging admission, $7. Nevertheless nothing has changed and it remains in a state of arrested decay. Bodie is a must see if you are ever in the area.
The views coming in on the 13 mile road (only the last 3 is gravel) are wonderful. Being at 8000 plus feet makes for clear skies. That is Mono Lake in the distance.
The eastern side of the Sierra provides better scenery than does the western side, in my opinion.
The last three miles.