find me at:
Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS
Strava Activity

Entries in Sierras (7)


this old house

I used to live in the Sierras, Mammoth Lakes to be exact for the winter season of 97-98.  The house we (me and 4 roommates) lived in was pretty rough.  A basic A-frame with no insulation between you and the roof - just exposed rafters, roof board, and shingles on top of that.  Heat was from a little wood burning stove in the corner which wasn’t too effective since we always seemed to have ice in the bathroom or kitchen.  Hey, I’m not complaining, it was cheap ($700/mo split 5 ways), I had a season pass, snowboarded everyday, and there was a sh*tload of snow but it was cold enough that you often had to sleep in your snowpants to stay warm!

Well that place had nothing on this one. This is one of two small abandoned buildings just off CA-395 north of the June Lake junction.  A big wide open valley with great views of the Sierras, I can see why someone would live here, but it must have been tough in the winter in a building like this, even when it was in good condition… 

Find it here:  37°53’57” N;  119°5’39” W


could life be better?

This is near Big Pine, California along CA-395.  There was beautiful, warm light coming through the Owens Valley from the setting sun.


just a horse

On a nice sunny afternoon driving back from Mammoth along CA 395 we came upon these friendly guys so we stopped to say hi.

are you with me

A lone pair of trees near Benton Crossing Rd in the Eastern Sierras.

Find it here:  37°38’7” N;  118°48’38” W



I was driving down Benton Crossing Road in Mono County exploring the valleys of the Eastern Sierras when I saw this lone tree on a snowy hill side.

ice cold

the name says it all….

Find it here:  37°41’48” N;  118°45’35” W


follow the lines

This was taken on a beautiful morning in the Eastern Sierras near Benton Crossing Road on the Owens River.  It’s really neat the way the wind can blow patterns into snow and sand.  The low angle of the early morning sun accentuated texture.

Find it here:   37°41’57” N;  118°45’55” W