Eastern Sierra Nevada Long Valley Crowley Lake    Eastern Sierra Mono Lake Sunset

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Art, Adventure and Nature in the Eastern Sierra




The Eastern Sierra, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada Mountains Quotes of Note
"A bit of fragrance . . ."

Hotels in Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Bridgeport and Lone Pine Hotels
Bishop
Lone Pine
Mammoth Lakes Bridgeport

Roadside Heritage, an audio guide to the Eastern Sierra, a collaborative effort of cultural and natural heritage of Inyo and Mono County New
Roadside Heritage
AudioTour

Columns, Dogleg Diaries by Karen Riggs Columns
Dogleg Diaries:
Dispatch


Articles and Book Reviews Articles
Book Review: " Ways to the Sky, " by Andy Selters

Art in Eastern Sierra, from Bridgeport to Lone Pine Art
Art Courses
Artists Directory Galleries/Studios
Painters

Photographers



Attractions in Eastern Sierra including Bodie, Bristlecone Forest,Death Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Manzanar, Mt. Whitney and Mono Lake Attractions
Bodie

BristleCone
Death Valley
Mammoth Mtn
Manzanar
Mt Whitney
Mono Lake


Non-profit organizations serving the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Road Reports, Weather, Education, Local Web Sites, Government and Maps. Resources
4 Mono & Inyo
Non-profit
Road Reports

Weather
Education
Local Flavor
.Gov
California Maps


Food and Sustenance, Farmer's Markets of the Eastern Sierra Food of the Eastern Sierra Coffee & Food
Catering
Restaurants


Lodging and Vacation Rentals in Mammoth Lakes, Bishop and Lone Pine Lodging
Vacation Rentals

Guides and Sports in the Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop and Lone Pine Sports
Fishing
Guide Services
Boarding


Shopping and fun in the Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop and Lone Pine Shops
Antiques
Books
Pets


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Autos
Computers
Health/Beauty
Real Estate


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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.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains peep trhough from clouds over the Owens Valley. The High Sierra contains a string of the highest mountains in the contiguous United States, among the m Mt. Whitner.

 

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
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The counties of Inyo and Mono rest in the lap of California, tow of the largest and most sparsely populated counties in CA.


From the tip of Mt. Whitney to the dimple at Bad Water, Death Valley, the Eastern Sierra delivers more outdoor activities and cultural opportunities per square inch than most reqions could ever dream of. Use the site as a personal guide to show you the "lay of the land."e




Towns of the Eastern Sierra Nevada
The largest towns of Inyo and Mono County are Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Independence and Bridgeport. Small by conventional standards, yet rich culturally and inspirationally, each town has its own personality and personalities.
Inyo County
Towns
Mono County
Towns

Big Pine
Bishop
Darwin
Death Valley
Independence

Keeler
Lone Pine
Olancha
Shoshone/Tecopa

Benton
Bridgeport
Coleville/Walker
Crowley Lake

June Lake
Lee Vining
Mammoth Lakes
Topaz


Crowley Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada     The Owens Valley, Eastern Sierra     Mammoth Mountain from Highway 395, Eastern Sierra, Calif.