This lake is so wonderful. Mono Lake is a place with many visitors from Lee Vining, and on a splendid day you can take a hike along the John Muir Trail - section 2. Yosemite Gateway Motel is a great place to get some rest; a spree to Bodie State Park invigorates the soul. Since you might be in a lake visiting mood you can always pop by close by Walker Lake. June Mountain has wonderful slopes and a friendly staff, and Mono Lake is good enough to spend
more than a day at, Lower Lee Vining is a good local campground. Head out on the lovely water at Bridgeport Reservoir RV Park and Marina, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Gaylor Lakes Trail.