Owen Valley, CA
by Larry Koenig
While the system of trails is immense and includes the Pacific Crest Trail for endless days of backpacking, incredible places can be reached just by modest day hikes. The photos were all taken on day hikes in mid October when the fall colors were already history and still it is an incredibly beautiful area and the temperature in the valley and in the mountains was near perfect. A previous trip at the end of September caught the fall colors but the valley was unbearably hot though it was still comfortable in the mountains.
through Bishop without visiting Galen Rowellís Mountain Light Photography
and the Erick Schat's Bakery. Galen Rowell died in a private plane crash
in 2002 but his work, some of the best scenic photographs I have ever
seen, is still on display. Words cannot describe the Erick Schatís Bakery
which has what seems like a limitless variety of bread. Shepherds bread
is the signature bread but skip it. Instead try a Russian raisin and
pecan, olive or cheese bread. If you arrive early in the morning, samples
of three feature breads are usually available.
For Spectacular views of
Owens Valley go to:
Return to the CLUBHOUSE
All photos are by Jack Yates
unless otherwise noted.
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