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Mountain Sandwich

May 7, 2010

This valley represents the last of the grassland heading east to drier desert, I suspect.  The Sierra Nevadas are massive, snowpacked mountains, jagged, sharp and erratic, like the readings of a polygraph. Much of this range is around 13,000 feet, with the towering Mt. Whitney above 14,300 feet (highest peak in the lower 48), and they dump their water into the valley between themselves and the drier, desert Inyo Mountains of Death Valley National Park (lowest pt in the U.S.) where we are beautifully sandwiched.

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  1. bill t permalink
    May 7, 2010 8:53 pm

    Saw a old (1950s) western movie made in the Inyo National Park….awesome scenery….better than the movie.

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