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THE OTHER SIDE OF LONE PINE, CA

While the majority of travelers either drive straight through it or only focus their attention on the beautiful scenic attractions located west of Hwy 395, there’s a whole other side of Lone Pine, CA that’s just as exciting to explore.

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CALIFORNIA ALKALI COMPANY RUINS: CARTAGO, CA

In 1917, Cartago became the company town for the California Alkali Company, which refined soda ash and other saline minerals from the brines and salt deposits of Owens Lake.

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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.

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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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THE GHOST OF LITTLE LAKE, CA: OWENS VALLEY

Established in 1909 as a stop for travelers making their way between Los Angeles and the Eastern Sierra, this roadside settlement once included a store, auto repair shop, gas station, post office and an iconic rock-faced hotel.

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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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