We want to photograph Mono Lake at sunset. We will have spent the day in Yosemite (after 4 days there) and spending that last day exploring Tioga pass and Toulumne Meadows. I have reservations in Mammoth Lake for the night but am now thinking that if we want to be at Mono Lake for sunset then perhaps we should change our reservation to June Lake. that way we could get there around dinner time, check in and head back out for sunset. That might be a long ride back for sunset.
What are your thoughts? I did consider Lee Vining but would prefer not to stay there. We will be heading to DVNP the next day and have reservations there at Furnace creek. Time is 1st weekend of July.