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SNOW DAYS: A PHOTO ESSAY OF PAST WINTERY ADVENTURES

We’re digging through the archives and sharing our favorite wintery photos from some of our past snowy Eastern California adventures.

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BIRTHDAY WITH THE BURROS: WILD BURRO RESCUE

There’s no other place that I’d rather spend my birthday at than the Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project in Olancha, CA.

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GHOST MINE: EASTERN SIERRA NEVADA

Sitting at an elevation of 8000 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, this ghost mine operated from 1909 to 1938.

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LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE: BISHOP, CA

The rich history of Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra is preserved at this former railroad station & settlement outside of Bishop, CA.  

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ROGUE PET CEMETERY: EASTERN SIERRA

The hidden pet cemetery near Bishop, CA where highly elevated pets are laid to rest.  

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CACTUS FLATS RD: HIGHWAY 395

Traveling along Cactus Flats Rd off of Highway 395 is like driving through a smaller more isolated version of Joshua Tree National Park.  

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OWENS LAKE TRAILS: HIGHWAY 395

Owens Lake Trails, includes 4 miles of walking paths, overlook areas & land art installations and aims to enhance access, recreation & wildlife habitat.

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MINING AT 9000 FEET

Mining operations ceased in 1945 but this high elevation mining camp has remained in remarkable condition thanks to a group of volunteers who maintain the remaining buildings and museum for future generations to enjoy.

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HIKING MILLNER CREEK: WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA

Located 20 miles north of Bishop, CA at the base of the White Mountains, water from Millner Creek was once used to power the mining operations of the nearby Champion Spark Plug Mine.  

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TUTTLE CREEK ASHRAM: EASTERN SIERRA

Located 7,600 feet high up in a glacier carved canyon in the Eastern Sierra, sits a 2,000 square-foot stone building built by a philosopher, his wife, and their followers over a twenty year period. Welcome to the Tuttle Creek Ashram.

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