Quotes of Note
"A man who carries a cat by the tail . . ."
Mammoth Lakes Bridgeport
Book Review: " Ways to the Sky, " by Andy Selters
4 Mono & Inyo
Food of the Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra: A Land of Contrasts, Land of Extremes
The Eastern Sierra region of California is at once little known and widely loved. Geographically separated from populated California, two main influences create a distinctly wild and scenic character.
The Sierra Nevada Range is the longest, highest and most diverse mountain range in the continental United States. A cultural condition in the Eastern Sierra exists, affectionately known as "Behind the Granite Curtain."
In the High Sierra, it is a mere 80 miles from the highest peak, Mt. Whitney (14,494 ft.), to the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park (282 ft. below sea level) making the Eastern Sierra a land of extremes to be taken seriously.
While air conditioning, airports, and Air Streams do exist in the Eastern Sierra Nevada and businesses along Highway 395 have coffee, cuisine and other creative endeavors rivaling the best in California and Nevada, the most passionate enthusiasts call for their deserts deserted and their mountains pristine.
Curtains of Cloud
The clouds have been dressing the High Sierra in tantalizing shifts, allowing the glimpse of plunging line and then the lofty light. Photo by Karen Riggs, shot from Keeler, 13 miles east of Lone Pine. Permission granted for website use of the photo with photo credit and link to