140 Road to Merced - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the side of the 140 on the way from Yosemite National Park to Merced. The image was taken late in the afternoon, and I had just driven from the park where it had been raining. The transformation of the landscape in about 1.5 hours driving was very dramatic. The foothills leading to Yosemite are to the northeast, under a thin layer of cloud. All around here, close to the junction with Cunningham Road towards Le Grand, are flat green fields that seem to go on forever.
140 Road to Merced - FURTHER INFORMATION
140 Road to Merced - Mariposa County visitor guide showing a virtual tour of '140 Road to Merced' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
The 140 runs from 1-5 east through Merced and on to Yosemite National Park. Near Planada the terrain is flat pasture. Further east the road climbs over the hills to Mariposa and then descends to the Merced River following the river up the valley to Yosemite National Park.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Planada is about 10 miles east of Merced, and 71 miles west of Yosemite Village on the 140.