The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Goodbye High Country

We left the Scossa Brothers Cow Camp and 

began the descent down the eastern side of the High Sierra.

This is looking back from the way we came at the above view point turnout.

We now entered Mono County where the road steepened with numerous switchbacks in the road
that caused warning lights to flash on the instrument panel - over heated brakes!
After allowing the brakes to cool down we continued on our merry way.
I don't think I'll go that route again.
The sun is directly behind the 89 sign.


  1. I now think that the word alpine has something to do with the people from switzerland from your past posting.

  2. A scenic route can be nice but not with heated brakes. At least you gave us a stunnig view at the High Sierra.

  3. Do you always have such blue skies out there!?

  4. ooh, the stress on the brakes would not be fun. but i love the colors in that terrain!

  5. The cow camp must be far enough off the beaten track so that it's not vandalized. It must be nice to photograph something that is untouched.

  6. mmmmm, nothing like the smell of rubber burning. Looks like the road passed through some gorgeous country.

  7. Not good for the brakes, but the scenery was beautiful!

  8. Looks like it was a good road to travel.

  9. Do be careful! You captured some great shots!

  10. Your photos sing

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Christmas Flute [me playing]

  11. Nice shots! I have set my brakes to smoking also one time while traveling through Colorado..not fun!


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