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Roosevelt Sequoia plaque

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 […]

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White-faced Ibis & Great Egrets sighted in Bishop

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.

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Updated printing of Climbing Mt. Whitney now available!

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 […]

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