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6/20/2017 Convict Lake, CA - It is not far from the highway #395, only couple miles drive on the paved road. It has very nice lake view by beautiful mountains behind it. There are many fishermen.
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6/19/2017 Rosseta Stone, CA - It is located tricky place that behind the bushes and not visible from the trail. Find the cave first, there are human trail to it, then follow 10 more feet to the destination. Just one stone has concentration of the petros. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/19/2017 Volcanic Tableland Petro, CA - I though it is located lager bluff side, but not, it located front of smaller bluff. I guess not many visitors because there were many weeds growing. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/19/2017 Casa Diablo Petro, Volcanic Tableland, CA - It is located not far from the Casa Diablo Road. One smaller size boulder has very good petro on. Behind boulder has some petro at lower and upper side. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/18/2017 Mustang Mesa Valley Petro, CA (1.2 miles) - North face of one boulder has petro. Someone traced petro with red pigment but didn’t all. I was hiking 108°F temperature, it was too hot.
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6/17/2015 Sad Boulders Petro, Chalk Bluff Road, CA (0.5 mile) - This place is by the Chalk Bluff Road and not far from the Sad Boulders parking lot. All petroglyphs are very thin, seem to will fade out soon. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/17/2017 Fish Slough Petro, Fish Slough Road, CA - This place is not first time for me, I remembered not many petroglyphs are here, but I managed to took some petroglyphs photos.
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6/17/2017 Chidago Canyon Petro, Fish Slough Road, CA - I’ve been here couple times before but to see another old friends. The Chidago Canyon is just south side from this place that canyon takes another petro site, Chalfant Valley Petro.
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6/17/2017 Red Canyon Petro, Fish Slough Road, CA - I have been here before, but I was visiting near here, so the stop by to see old friends. This place is advertised, so that everyone know it. Nice place to enjoy wonderful petroglyphs.
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6/16/2017 Fish Slough Flat Petro, CA - This place is about one mile west from the Red Canyon Petroglyphs site, and great place to see the petroglyphs because a lot of petroglyphs are here. Special Thanks to Mike Birkhimer for the information.
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6/16/2017 Casa Diablo Circles Petro, Bishop, CA (2 miles inc Caves) - At the end of the trail, there are three borders have circle petroglyphs, all circles are different patterns. Special thanks to Roger Peterson for the information.
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6/16/2017 Casa Diablo Cave Picto, Bishop, CA - I found three caves but one doesn’t have it, only two caves have red color pictographs in it. Special thanks to Roger Peterson for the information.
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6/15/2017 Upper Chalk Bluff, Casa Diablo Volcanic Tableland, CA (3 miles) - I was looking for the petroglyphs and lucky to find this place and not many people know it. I believe someone added the red pigment in the petroglyphs to pop it up.
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6/14/2017 Owens Valley Radio Observatory, CA - It has two signs, one is National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very long Baseline Array, and another one is Caltech Owens Valley Radio Observatory. I don’t know why its located here because the Sierra Nevada Mountains Range is west and Inyo Mountains Range is east, better to have it no obstacle place.
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6/14/2017 Three Dish Warm Springs, CA - It is located between Bishop and Big Pine and bottom of the Inyo Mountains Range. I drove from Bishop to this springs then out at Big Pine. Big Pine route is little easier than Bishop route. There are two good size warm springs pools, best to soak in hot summer days.
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6/13/2017 Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, Bishop, CA - I was disappinted that no photographs inside the building, I don’t know why that the way to protect, oh well they have their statement. They have a self-guided native plant walk that one mile long.
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6/13/2017 Lows Railroad Museum, Bishop, CA - Actual name is Lows Railroad Museum and Historical Site, Bishop, CA - The village was here before the town of Bishop. They have train #9 and 45 village buildings, mining equipment, farmers equipment, and some more.
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6/12/2017 Lake Sabrina, Bishop, CA - It is located at the end of the CA Highway #168. The road is all paved and narrow at time-to-time. The lake is beautiful, I saw many fishermen. I stopped by to the North Lake, but not so impressed.
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6/12/2017 Owens River Gorge, CA (4 miles) - It is gated road that for car can not go through but hiker is ok. I’ve hiked to the Upper Gorge Power Plant all down hill. The view of gorge is wonderful. Other than hiking, there were fishermen and rock climbers.
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6/11/2017 Owens River Hike, Bishop, CA - I have hiked near and by the Owens River for try to find the petroglyphs, I found one but I was expected some more, disappointed. It was nice day to hike, windy later afternoon.
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6/9/2017 Fuller Canyon, CA (11.2 miles) - I have hiked up to the Birch Canyon from the Fuller Canyon, to see petroglyphs, but no luck today, can»t find any petroglyphs. Sierra Nevada Mountains Range and green meadow were beautiful to see.
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6/8/2017 Fish Springs State Fish Hatchery, CA - It is walk-in to see the fishes, which outside and no one there. Fish food machine is available to visitor to get free fish food and feed fishes that was fun thing to do. They will release fishes at central California creek and lakes.
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6/8/2017 Fish Springs Petroglyphs, CA - This site I have missed at last time, so that came to take photos. I found only one boulder that has petroglyphs.
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6/8/2017 Onion Valley, Independence, CA - I was planning to hike some trails but too much snow about 10,000 ft. I saw about 30 people came down from the PCT trail, I guess too much snow that caused by they to quit or postpone the hike.
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6/5/2015 Lone Pine, CA - Highway #395 go through this town, west side is southernmost Sierra Nevada Mountains Range, many high peaks standing side-by-side, gorgeous view, where east side is Inyo Mountains Range.
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6/4/2017 Whitney Portal Trail, Lone Pine, CA - The trail started at the Lone Pine Campground. The trail is maintained trail that runs by the creek. The creek has so many water, white water, just like mad man. Upper side is very nice cool temperature.
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6/1/2017 Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA - It is beautiful place with nice rock formation and the Sierra Nevada Mountains Range behind. It is one of the place the film makers love to come to make movies. I didn’t know was, camp is free of charge any places in the BLM land of this place.
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5/29/2017 Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA - Road to get to the dune was just like long-long washing board. The dune was not so large from far view, but when getting closer-and-closer dunes became large in size. The mountains around here were beautiful, not many visitors around 100 °F.
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5/29/2017 Marble Canyon Ghost Town, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is located in the mountains that between the Waucoba Mountain and Death Valley Rd. Still a few buildings standing storong, which was mining town.
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5/28/2017 Saline Springs Rock Art, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is fork art, stacking up the small rocks on the ground from small to large in size to express artist’s concept.
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5/28/2017 Upper Saline Springs, Death Valley National Park, CA - There are total 2 soaking pools in this area, both very hot that the reason no one there. I guess nice to soak in the hot tub in winter, but not over 100°F heat. Few more miles north, there is an another soaking pools that by wire fenced out.
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5/28/2017 Thunderbird Petroglyphs Panels, Death Valley National Park, CA (2 miles hike, 10 miles one way drive from Upper HS) - John and Jennifer gave me a ride on the rough road with no doors of two-door Jeep. We saw total 4 panels, where two were Thunderbird panels. I wanted to see it for over one year, I am so glad finally saw it.
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5/27/2017 Saline Warm Springs, Death Valley National Park, CA - There are total 5 soaking pools in this area, all cool to warm springs water, where clothing is optional. There were many people for the Memorial weekend getaway, 50-70 people. Every one very friendly.
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5/27/2017 Saline Valley Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA - Cream color sand dune located at the middle of the flat area by the Salt Lake. It’s not too tall dunes.
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5/27/2017 Saline Valley Rock Art, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is not far from the Saline Valley Rd. There are pictographs, red and white colors, and petroglyphs that scatted all over the hill, which is unstable surface to climb up.
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5/27/2017 Salt Pier Ruin, Saline Valley, Death Valley National Park, CA - The salt is located in the Salt Lake, we can’t walk on it because its wet land. Amazing to bring the salt to other side of the mountain range, still a few structures remind.
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5/26/2017 Father Crowley Vista, Death Valley National Park, CA - Usually I pass this place, but someone mentioned me, so that I stop by to enjoy the Rainbow Canyon below. Also hiked a short distance to see the Panamint Dunes and Towne Peak area.
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5/26/2017 Emigrant Canyon Petro, Death Valley National Park, CA - It is located by the roadside, I drove this road many times and I never know petroglyphs do exist here. Not many but interesting petroglyphs.
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5/25/2017 Marble Canyon Petro, Death Valley National Park, CA - I was hiking until find the petroglyphs, and finally found it. There are two good size of petroglyphs panels, then turn back. I am glad I found it, otherwise I am still hiking.
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5/25/2017 Marble Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA (12 miles) - I didn’t know where is the TH, so that I started hike about first mouth of the canyon that actual TH is 4 miles away. I can handle the long distance hike but heat, over 100 °F, was killing me. Narrow canyon, wide dried wash that repeated for this hike.
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5/24/2017 Klare Springs Petro, Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - Only handful petroglyphs found on the boulder here. The Klare Springs is near by and water is running, but only short distance.
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5/23/2017 Leadfield, Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - Hard to imagine, this place was booming town one time that located higher side of middle of the mountains, and not easy to get here, currently only standing three old buildings. However it has stunning view.
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5/24/2017 Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park, CA - This is my second visit, at last time I just drive through, at this time, I really enjoyed scene. Tutus Canyon Narrows is one way road, and surrounding mountains are beautiful.
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5/22/2017 Cow Cove Petroglyphs, Mojave National Preserve, CA (10.7 miles) - When I learned there are more than one petroglyphs sites in this area, I wanted to re-visit and did it. I found three sites, and saw more petroglyphs in main site than before. I feel like I can find some more petroglyphs sited around here.
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5/21/2017 Vontrigger Wash, Mojave National Preserve, CA (3 miles) - There is a pictographs panel but all faded out and can not tell what original figures were. There were many yellow/orange butterflies and bees. The canyon was very nice place to hike up to.
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