Sightseeing — Southern Eastern Sierra

Boasting Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States, as well as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the world's oldest tree, this region is a must-see.

 

Mt. Whitney
At 14,496 feet above sea level, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the continental US, and is one of the country's most popular hiking / backpacking locales.

 
     
 

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Of the many scenic wonders found within the lnyo National Forest, one of the most amazing is the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, located between 10,000 and 11,000 ft. in the White Mountains, east of the Sierra Nevada.

 

 

Petroglyphs of the Volcanic Tablelands
The tablelands border the northern end of Owens Valley, slightly slope to Round Valley, and reach to Mono Lake. Around 8,800 years ago, a culture inhabited the area we now know as Owens Valley. People pecked designs into these darker, exposed rocks. Petroglyphs differ from pictographs in that they are chipped with a harder stone into the dark surfaces of rock, as opposed to being painted on. The exposed inner rock lacks the darker oxidation of the exterior and provides the contrast that make the designs visible.

 
     
 

Laws Railroad Museum
With 11 acres of unique exhibits, the Laws Railroad Museum is a must-see when visiting Bishop, California. The museum is open year-round and is operated by the Bishop Museum & Historical Society.

 
 
 

Tinemaha Wildlife Viewpoint
About seven miles south of Big Pine in the Poverty Hills is a turnoff road to the Tinemaha Wildlife Viewpoint which overlooks a refuge area frequented by the Owens Valley herd of Tule Elk.

 
 
 
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