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The Sierras Are Practically Snowless — dawn2dawn photography

I took a turn out of Northern Death Valley NP and went into California’s Owens Valley. Not surprisingly, the Sierras had little snow. The first image is from last winters snow level in Owens Valley and the last three are from this years winter.

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The Sierras Are Practically Snowless

I took a turn out of Northern Death Valley NP and went into California’s Owens Valley. Not surprisingly, the Sierras had little snow. The first image is from last winters snow level in Owens Valley and the last three are from this years winter. 34 more words

Photography

DATES for 2018 Bristlecone Pines Trek!

I just confirmed the dates for the 2018 Bristlecone Pines Trek.  It will be Thursday through Sunday (as usual) July 12-15, 2018.  Click on the link in the banner above for full details and itinerary, costs, etc. 110 more words

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Watatsuki Houston & James D. Houston

I’ve lived in the Owens Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range for pretty much all of my life. During World War II, after the attack at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the United States government ordered that all people of Japanese decent and the Japanese immigrants along the western coast be moved to internment camps inland for fear that they would help the Japanese with further attacks on the United States. 479 more words

James D. Houston

#TDIWH—January 13, 1916: Los Angeles Water Supply Purity

January 13, 1916:  Municipal Journal editorial–Purity of Los Angeles Water Supply. “That the construction of the new Los Angeles aqueduct and the reservoirs forming a part of the aqueduct system of water supply for that city has been conducted and terminated in a most creditable way is the opinion of the majority of engineers who are familiar with the work. 497 more words

Water

Manzanar

Driving up Highway 395 on our way to Bishop or Yosemite or the Pacific Northwest, we’ve all seen the National Historical Site of Manzanar to the West. 463 more words

Hiking

Cronology of a Father-Son trip out west-2007 A.D.

Participants: me & my 12 year old son Tomas

Day 1  Tuesday- August 8- Go West Young Men!

1 At my niece’s apt near Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C., Tomas saves the day by waking up without the alarm clock, “Dad, it’s 4:21.” I’d turned off my cell phone before going to sleep (a brilliant move), Anup, my niece’s husband, is kindly giving us a ride to the airport, he was sleeping in too. 5,921 more words