We drove down the East side of Lake Tahoe, into Carson City Nevada down Hwy 395 back into CA. This is an Alpine desert road, really pretty in a desolate sort of way - we even saw a coyote up close. From there we took the Tioga Pass to enter Yosemite from it's Eastern entrance. This place is breathtaking. It is everything and more than we expected. I will let the pictures talk for themselves.