June 17, 2006: Sonora Pass (9,624') had obviously not been open for very long. At Kennedy Meadows there is a sign stating that you will encounter 26% grades along the next nine miles of road. I knew this and had always wanted to attempt this stretch of road. Fortunately, the weather was cool and, after eating a few apple wedges, I perservered and was able to grunt my way to the top.

History of Kennedy Meadows - Sonora Mono Toll Road

Route: Railtown State Historic Park in Jamestown > Highway 108 through Sonora, Twain Harte, MiWuk Village, and a stop at Strawberry for provisions > Kennedy Meadows > and up to Sonora Pass > and back the same way. Distance: 135 miles.

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Introduction | Climb to Cherry Lake | Climb to Carson Pass | Climb to Sonora Pass | Carson/Dagget/Carson/Carson Spur

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