Yesterday it was bit on the cool side, variably cloudy with a light breeze, & crystal-clear air. A perfect day for a motorcycle ride. Rode the 650 toward Yosemite, passing through Coulterville & Greeley Hill on the way up to 120. A few miles past Buck Meadows turned off 120 on to Cherry Oil Rd, which leads to FS 12, a very narrow road running along the south side of the Tuolumne River Canyon, right on the edge. (Had a few queasy moments as I putted along, when I let my eyes wander down into the bottom of the canyon, far, far below. Eyes on the road! I scolded myself.) FS 12 takes you up to Camp Mather, a property which belongs to the city of San Francisco, just outside the entrance to the road down to Hetch Hetchy, inside the Park. I stopped at a few places along the way & took some photos looking eastwards, up the river canyon. This land, mostly all in the Stanislaus NF, just to the west of Yosemite, was scorched in the huge Rim Fire of 2013, which accounts for all the burned trees you see. I thought they added an interestingly macabre touch to some of the photos. BTW, the Evergreen Inn at Camp Mather has a nice bar & restaurant & is pleasant place to have lunch.
Despite all the burned out trees and such, it is still a beautiful area.
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