Much of the water that flows down from the Eastern Sierras has been siphoned off by Los Angeles County since the early 1900s. The water level at Mono lake was in steady decline, the Owens river reduced to a sad trickle, and Owens Lake dried up, blowing toxic dust in all directions and dangerously polluting the otherwise pristine air of the high desert surroundings. Continue reading ‘Tufa formations at south Mono Lake’
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The Avalon Theater in The Catalina Casino was the first movie theater specifically designed for a sound system. It has been been perfectly preserved, including the 4-manual, 16 rank theater pipe organ built by the Page Pipe Organ Company of Lima, Ohio. A virtual tour of the complete Casino building will follow soon.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is a place most people drive by on their way to some other destination further up Hwy 14 and Hwy 395. But it is well worth a stop-over and offers some spectacular vistas within short hiking distance from the highway. Go here for the complete Eastern Sierras Gallery.