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FOSSIL FALLS/RED HILL CAMP & TRAMP: HIGHWAY 395

In the southernmost section of Owens Valley, in the shadow of a young cinder cone volcano, sits one of California’s most unique campgrounds.  

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A DRIVING TOUR OF MAZOURKA CANYON: HIGHWAY 395

Located east of Independence, Mazourka Canyon Road crosses the Owens River Valley before cutting into the western side of the Inyo Mountains. Along the way it passes a ghost train depot, a pet cemetery and numerous abandoned mines before reaching […]

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GUS’S REALLY GOOD FRESH JERKY: HIGHWAY 395

If you’ve ever taken a road trip to Death Valley or California’s Eastern Sierra, you’ve probably driven by this former gas station hawking dried meat treats along Highway 395 in Olancha CA.          

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WILD BURRO RESCUE AND PRESERVATION PROJECT

On 130 acres in the shadow of the Eastern Sierra, over 200 rescued burros from Death Valley have found sanctuary.

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WILD WILLY’S HOT SPRINGS

California’s Eastern Sierra contains a wide variety of geothermal springs and Wild Willy’s is definitely one of my favorites.      

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TUFF NUFF

Created out of magma and ash from one of the greatest geological cataclysms in the history of our continent, this magical place is only revealed to those curious enough to find it.

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OBSIDIAN DOME

A mile-long 300 foot high lava dome made up of shiny black volcanic glass that is part of the Mono–Inyo Craters volcanic chain located in the Inyo National Forest.              

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IN GORGED 2

Inside the Owens River Gorge grotto & abandoned power plant #2.        

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EASTERN SIERRA SURPRISE

On my second journey to the Valley of Death, I came upon some new mining spots that required more exploration.  

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GORGEOUS GORGE

Owens River Gorge, My New Favorite Place  

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