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A Weekend to Remember

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 […]

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Jeff and Rosy, Wheeler Camp ©2013 Wynne Benti

November, already! Time for the desert.

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 […]

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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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