Tahoe, Mono Lake, and the Sierras

Over the summer I took a road trip up to Lake Tahoe, via the bay area and wine country. It was my first time to the Tahoe region, and I found it every bit as beautiful as all my friends' gushing reviews would have had me believe. After spending a couple days on the lake, I headed south, driving along the eastern edge of the Sierras. The route took me past salty Mono Lake, and into the desert between Death Valley and Vegas. It was a quality, solid road trip. Here are some photos I snapped along the way.