And it would have been quicker to take US50 out of Tahoe, but I took NV207 instead. Not the best choice, what with construction delays and a 25mph speed limit all through Minden. But I had time and patience.
I had never been on the stretch of 395 between Carson City and Mammoth Lakes. It was quite nice, a change from the dense pine forests of Truckee.
At the Mono Lake overlook. Gee, I would've brought some stickers if I'd known.
I have a guide to boondocking along the east side of the Sierras. It pointed me to some spots by Mono Lake. Cool. It took some wandering and backtracking (the "abandoned buildings" aren't abandoned anymore) but I found a sweet spot near a creek and with a bit of a view of the lake.
From the parking lot of the South Tufa. I didn't have time to walk down.