The clouds got heavier as we climbed out of the park, giving way to brisk temperatures and left over snow.
We descended late, although you would never know as the sun seems to never set in California.
The sun greeted us outside of the park. Unfortunately, so did signs stating we could only camp in campgrounds. Most National Forests are liberal and allow you to camp offsite. Inyo National Forest, not so much. But after some searching we wound up with a perfect campsite, butted up to the Lee Vining creek.
Long after the sun fell behind the mountains, I played with long exposures...
We cooked up a quick dinner, and turned in to the sound of a distant storm. It was a long day in the car, but a creek side campsite was a great prize.