There is boundless beauty in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range and valleys. Including these two; Will and Ranger. We traveled the US 395 from Lone Pine to Bodie and explored many points along the way.
Explorations over 6 days:
- Red Rock Canyon - Nature trail
- Owens Lake - Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns
- Lone Pine - Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitor Center
- Lone Pine - Horseshoe Meadow Rd. to Horseshoe Meadow and Cottonwood Creek; (10,000 ft).
- Lone Pine - Mt Whitney Portal - Mt Whitney Trail (8,350 ft) to Lone Pine Lake (10,050 ft) - 5.5 mile loop; 1700 ft elevation gain.
- Mammoth Lakes, Minaret Rd - Devils Postpile Trail to Rainbow Falls (7,500 ft) - 5.6 mile loop, 500 ft ele gain. The trail intersects the mega Pacific Crest Trail and John Muir Trail.
- Mammoth Lakes Earthquake Fissure - Nature trail off Minaret Rd.
- Bodie Ghost Town - Photog location; Buildings date from 1870-1880s.
- Mono Lake - South Tufas and Navy Beach. Photog location and nature trail.
- June Lake Loop - Scenic drive; 14 mile detour off US395.
- Convict Lake - 3 mile trail around the lake.
- Alabama Hills - Movie Flat Rd to Mobius Arch to Heart Arch loop trail and beyond + Tuttle Creek Rd.
- Lone Pine Film History Museum - w/documentary movie.
- Lone Pine Cemetery.
- Lone Pine Earthquake Victims Grave - 1872 mass grave.
Where we stayed:
- Lone Pine - De La Cour Ranch, Main Cabin
- Lee Vining - Murphey's Motel
Where we ate:
- Lone Pine - Mt Whitney Portal Store
- Lee Vining - Whoa Nellie Deli
- Mammoth - Schat's Bakery
- Convict Lake - Restaurant at Convict Lake Resort
- Lone Pine - Alabama Hills Cafe
- Grillin' back at the ranch
More photos to come...
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