Kay's Photo Journal - June 2017
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6/30/2017 Bucks Lake, CA - It is located higher side of the mountain range. I was planning to go to hike for 7,000ft mountain but locals told me to not, because still too much snow on the mountains, and someone was lost just last week.
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6/29/2017 Furn Falls, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA (0.6 mile) - Very short hike to see some waterfalls, there are some more down there but I couldn’t find the trail to go to. Even not entire falls, there are many beautiful waterfalls to see.
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6/29/2017 Lakes Basin, CA - Big Bear Lake, Little Bear Lake, Silver Lake, Round Lake, Cub Lake, Long Lake and no name lake that I thought a good deal to see all those lakes in one hike. Snow is melting heavily but still a lot of on the mountain slopes that snow made more beautiful view.
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6/29/2017 Lakes Basin Petro, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - It is located near the Lakes Basin Campground and road side. All petroglyphs figures are faded out, bearly can see something that not exact figures. However information signs have complete list of petroglyphs figures.
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6/28/2017 Gold Lake, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - This is the largest lake in the Lake Basin Recreational Area, and located elevation of 6,407 ft. I didn’t see any sand beaches in this lake. Saw some snow patches on the mountains other side of the lake.
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6/28/2017 Red Fir Natural Trail, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA - There are many dead down trees in this area. The loop trail is short and saw many small information signs, nice place to hike around.
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6/28/2017 Mills Peak, Lake Basin Recreational Area, CA (6.4 miles) - Atop of the peak, there is a fire tower, we can walk around the tower. The view is breathtaking from the tower, long distance and wide area view.
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6/27/2017 Frazier Falls, CA - The trail to go to the falls from the parking lot is all paved, which is handycap access. The falls are 176ft height at 6,000 ft elevation. It is beautiful waterfalls. I’ve been to the view point and atop of the waterfalls.
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6/27/2017 Sierra Hot Springs, Sirraville, CA - There are three soaking areas, Temple Dome 105-110°F, Phoenix Baths between 85-90°F, Meditation Pool between 98-100°F. $20/3hr, clothing is optional.
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6/27/2017 Mores Station, Kyburz Flat, CA - It is by the Henness Pass Rd. During CA goldrush, wagons to move people and fright over the Sierra, The Mores Station provided meal and place to sleep during 1850-1869. When railroad was completed this place became history.
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6/27/2017 Kyburz Flat Petro, CA - Petroglyphs on this area is many small rounded pits, cupulus, not pictures on the rock. I also saw the moteros that to grind the seed.
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6/26/2017 Cascade Falls, Lake Tahoe, CA (2 miles) - Trail goes to upper area of the Cascade Falls, during hiking can see the Cascade Lake below. The trail is maintained trail but rocky. Just school was out for the summer and many people on the trail.
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6/25/2017 Carson River, Gardonerville, NV - River rafting from town of Markleeville to Gardoneville on Cason River is very popular, which is 22 miles with one, two or more days to enjoy unspoiled scene and hot springs along the way.
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6/24/2017 Topaz Lake, NV - Water level of the lake is pretty high, many people enjoy the water activities. The lake is surrounding by many hills and mountains.
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6/24/2017 Burt Canyon Trail, CA - Melting snow that the problem all around Sierra Nevada Mountains Range, and no exception here too, overflow from the river made wetland around the creek. It was nice view of snow on the top of the mountains.
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6/23/2017 Emma Lake, CA (8.6 miles) - I don’t want to hike on the snow, but two guys encouraged me to hike up to the Emma Lake, and I did it. The lake view was wonderful with some snow on the background. Hiked on the packed snow was not fun but worth it.
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6/21/2015 Bridgeport Museum, CA - The town of Bridgeport is located in the meadow, and most meadow is a wetland, which means can not built houses. The wide open area is surronding the town. The museum is the old school house built in 1880.
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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 Chidago 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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