In the southernmost section of Owens Valley, in the shadow of a young cinder cone volcano, sits one of California’s most unique campgrounds.
Located east of Independence, Mazourka Canyon Road crosses the Owens River Valley before cutting into the western side of the Inyo Mountains.
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.
California’s Eastern Sierra contains a wide variety of geothermal springs and Wild Willy’s is definitely one of my favorites.
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.
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.
Inside the Owens River Gorge grotto & abandoned power plant #2.
On my second journey to the Valley of Death, I came across some new mining sites that required more exploration.
Owens River Gorge, my new favorite place.
A pumice mine, hub caps, tall broads, charcoal kilns, a baby volcano, dirty socks hot springs, and a concentration camp airport.
>> Stray w/ME on social <<