A majestic landscape reflecting a history of extremes.

John Muir once wrote, “The Sierra, no mountains I have known are so alluring”. This extensive and beautiful region, The Eastern Sierra, where the desert meets the high mountains, was created by a series of ancient glaciers, uplifting earthquakes, erupting volcanoes and more. These forces are evidenced today by visible fault lines, hot springs, glacial valleys and lakes, and volcanic cones and tablelands. Today’s geologic activity and severe weather conditions are reminders that this region is still evolving.

Enjoy visiting some of the unique features that serve as examples of the extremes that formed this land.

Fish Slough - Bureau of Land Management
     
Owens Valley Petroglyphs
     
Horseshoe Lake FAQ
     
Wildflowers Galore!
     
Mt. Whitney
     
Death Valley
     
Long Valley Caldera
     
Devil's Postpile
     
Palisades Glacier
     
Mono Lake
     
Inyo and Mono Craters
     
Hot Creek
     
Ancient Bristlecones
     

 

 
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