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At a Glance
If youíre particular about curves, this may
not be your ride. But if you just want to get away from it all
while staying on decent asphalt, the badlands east of the Sierra
Nevada are a good place to be. Fortunately, the eastern-most leg
of Hwy 120 offers enough scenic variety and drifting sweepers to
make it more than just a place to hide from traffic. From its
junction with Hwy 395 south of Lee Vining, this remote DH starts
out straight across the Pumice Valley toward the south shore of
Mono Lake. Then it rounds the ancient Mono Cones and angles
southwest on a climb through rock, sand, sage and pine forest to
the Sagehorn Summit. The lee side of the summit is mostly flat
desert-scape, but presents bizarre rock formations, lingering
views of the White Mtns to the east and even a couple of twisty
sections. The only development on this hot and sweaty ride is
the surviving ghost town of Benton Hot Springs where you can
strip off your leathers and soak in an outdoor, spring-fed
wooden tub before carrying on. Didnít bring your bathing suit?
Donít worry. Out here, theyíre not too particular, either.