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.