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The Southern Sierra Travel Guide

Lee Vining

Tiny Lee Vining is known primarily as the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park (summer only) and the location of vast and desolate Mono Lake. Pick up supplies at the general store year-round, or stop here for lunch or dinner before or after a drive through the high country. In winter the town is all but deserted, except for the ice climbers who come to scale frozen waterfalls. To try

your hand at ice climbing, contact Doug Nidever (760/937–6922, aka the Mountain Guide.

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