It’s a weekend to remember in the Owens Valley with two great events worthy of mentioning. As autumn rolls north to south through the Owens Valley, the cottonwoods continue to show their brilliant orange and red leaves. With the backdrop of fall coloring the periphery of the Great Basin’s westernmost landscape, join the Eastern California […]
Fall arrived in the Eastern Sierra when the aspens began changing color from to brilliant yellow, orange, and red in mid-September, then rolled down the Sierra slopes to the Owens Valley. Now, the first week of November, the last of the cottonwoods are turning orange. The Owens Valley floor is covered with thousands of cottonwoods […]
Planted 100 years ago this month, the Roosevelt Sequoia commemorates the completion of the Westgard Pass Road
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people drive their cars through Big Pine, California, passing a tall Sequoia tree at the northern edge the of town where US-395 meets CA-168, the Westgard Pass Road over the White Mountains. The Theodore Roosevelt tree was planted 100 years ago on July 23rd to commemorate the opening of […]
Andy Zdon author of Desert Summits: A Climbing & Hiking Guide to California and Southern Nevada will be the guest speaker at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s brown bag lunch on August 7, 2013 in Bishop, California. Here is the announcement from ESLT: Brown Bag Lunch Series Aquifer Modeling in the Amargosa and Death Valleys […]
This morning on our morning walk, just south of Bishop, California, headquarters for Spotted Dog Press, we saw no less than three dozen white-faced Ibis and a half dozen Great Egrets on flood-irrigated fields, sparkling beneath the new morning sun just risen above the White Mountains to the east.
Here is a link to the history of Earth Day, which started in 1970, as a mass protest against the pollution of the environment. Check out the classic NBC footage of the first nationwide event which includes a warning from scientists about the “greenhouse gas effect” and warming of the planet. “It may be hard […]
We just found out today, that Hwy. 89 between Page and Bitter Springs has been closed indefinitely due to a landslide. This information is pertinent to readers of Grand Canyon Treks who may want to consider checking Arizona Department of Transportation’s website for updates on alternate routes.
The updated printing of Climbing Mt. Whitney is now available. It includes updated permit and reservation info. This book represents years of research and experience that include input by Eastern Sierra resident and world class climber Peter Croft, Norman Clyde and a foreword by Glen Dawson, the last surviving member of the climbing party that […]
Hope your holidays were peaceful and filled with joy. Here’s wishing you a happy February 2013. As of this morning (and no longer in sandbox test mode), the Spotted Dog Press online store is up and running, ready to process orders and ship your paper and ink books. At the end of last year, we […]
One of our loyal readers sends in a link for a new camp stove that has a port for charging your mobile phone. We haven’t tested it but the Biolite is worth a look. Still doesn’t answer the question of no cell or wifi service in the backcountry but a reliable lightweight charging source for […]