July 29, 2015

Bald Mountain, Owens River


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Bald Mountain warming hut

This log cabin on the summit of Bald Mountain provides emergency shelter for hunters, skiers, and snowmobilers in winter.

Inyo National Forest, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 1
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: mono-craters-california

coordinates: 37.7841 N -118.9015 W
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Fire lookout on Bald Mountain

The treeless summit of Bald Mountain provides a perfect spot for a fire lookout covering the Long Valley caldera and Mono Craters. The original lookout was built in 1943 by the Civilian Public Service, composed of conscientous objectors. The present buildings date from 1963.

Inyo National Forest, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 2
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: mono-craters-california

coordinates: 37.784 N -118.9017 W
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West slope of Bald Mountain

The western slopes of Bald mountain afford a birds-eye view of the Mammoth and Long Valley area.

Inyo National Forest, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 3
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: mono-craters-california

coordinates: 37.7813 N -118.9051 W
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Mono Tunnel road

A pipeline tunnel big enough to drive through runs eleven miles in a straight line under the Mono Craters. Opened in 1941, it was built to conduct water from the Mono Basin under the divide and into the Owens River and eventually the Los Angeles Owens Valley Aqueduct.

Inyo National Forest, California

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accession number: 2015-07-29 4
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: mono-craters-california

coordinates: 37.7919 N -118.9341 W
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Big Springs on the Owens River

The Owens River, source of most of Los Angeles' precious water supply, begins with this little stream.

Big Springs Campground, Inyo National Forest, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 5
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.7499 N -118.9395 W
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Source of the Owens River

This unimpressive series of springs along the base of a lava flow constitute the actual source of the Owens River

near Big Springs Campground, Inyo National Forest, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 6
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.7511 N -118.9415 W
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Arcularius Ranch pastures in Long Valley

Most of the floor of Long Valley is flat and marshy, pasture irrigated by diversions from the Owens River. The Arcularius Ranch controls exclusive access to two miles of prime trout fishing on the upper Owens River.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 7
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.7375 N -118.821 W
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Hot spring soaking pool at Little Hot Creek

Hot water is diverted from springs in the bed of the creek and cooled to a reasonable (and safe) temperature in the soaking tub.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 8
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.6899 N -118.8424 W
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Little Hot Creek hot springs

A night spent at Little Hot Creek was a memorable part of the University of California Berkeley geography field trips that I led.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 9
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
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Coordinates: 37.6899 N -118.8424 W
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Little Hot Creek Marsh

Water from the hot springs spreads out in the marshy pastures downstream until it reaches the Owens River.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 10
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

Coordinates: 37.6885 N -118.8328 W
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Hot Creek below the hot springs

Hot creek flows down from the hot springs to disperse in the meadows on the floor of Long Valley.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 11
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.6761 N -118.8084 W
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Benton Crossing of the Owens River

Pastures flank the Owens River as it crosses the flat floor of Long Valley towards Lake Crowley.

Long Valley near Mammoth, California

July 29, 2015
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accession number: 2015-07-29 12
state: california-southern-eastern
region: california-east-sierra
locality: long-valley-caldera-california

coordinates: 37.6976 N -118.7628 W
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