June 10: There I was - is a ridiculously expensive Motel 6 is a ridiculously expensive tiny town in the Sierras. My original plan had been to hike into MAmmoth Lakes before going off trail for a few days to go to a wedding. But with my unexpected days off in Kennedy Meadows and Lone Pine, there was no way I'd make it to Mammoth. I'd have to get off trail in Bishop. Which, in turn, meant that I had a few more days of non- hiking to play around with. The question was - what to do?
I clearly could not stay in the expensive town of Bishop. I considered taking the side trips I had pondered- Yosemite Valley, Mono Hot Springs. But I ran into no room, and a $45 charge to camp in my own tent!
Finally, I went online and checked out the location of the wedding- Las Vegas. Last minute midweek prices on hotels were about half of what it would cost me to camp in Mono Hot Springs. I booked a room and a rental car.
I was headed to Las Vegas!