After I returned to the car and rejoined the June Lake Loop, I was pleased and amazed to see that the road became even more scenic than before - definitely a road to detour for, one I feel sure I'll revisit. I merged back onto Highway 395 with the notion of stopping for dinner in the quaint little town of Bishop. I've had such interesting meals there in numerous visits I've made previously and this time turned out to be no different - I enjoyed freshly grilled Korean style ribs on a picnic table beside the highway. Bulgoki was definitely not what I had expected to eat in Bishop! I pushed on a few more miles southward to the tiny town of Lone Pine where I could easily access a road that looked like a good place to cross over into Nevada. I found a well kept motor court motel in town with a friendly clerk who gave me what turned out to be a travel tip of solid gold. Only I didn't know it at the time because what I really wanted was to settle in for the night and dream of trees.