After grabbing a quick breakfast in Bishop, CA, I continued my journey north. The morning light illuminated the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada Mountains brilliantly! I made a quick side trip on the June Lake Loop, just off U.S. Highway 395. The views along this loop were fantastic! I was treated to fall colors reflecting off the lake and brilliant hues of yellow-leafed aspens on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. I stopped off at the Mono Lake Interagency Visitor Center in Lee Vining, CA before continuing on to Mono Lake. The lake was as charming as ever...bright blue waters contrasting sharply with the white calcium carbonate shoreline and the browns and blacks of the surrounding volcanic hills.