Inyo County Tour, October 8, 2007

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On Monday, October 8, we toured the Alabama Hills and then drove up to Papoose Flat in the Inyo Mountains.

Alabama Hills

Many movies and television shows have been filmed at the Alabama Hills.

360-degree panorama of the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 4,500 feet. The Inyo Mountains appear at both ends of the panorama.

Little planet view of the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada.


Papoose Flat Road

This is the roughest stretch of the ascent to Papoose Flat.

Gnarly tree, dude.

The road down on the flat leads to the Eureka Valley and the north pass into the Saline Valley.

Abandoned mines.

The Narrows

This old cabin is made from a variety of materials.

The outhouse has fallen onto its back.

360-degree panorama of the Narrows at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Squaw Peak towers over the center of the image.

Little planet view of of the Narrows in the Inyo Mountains.

Squaw Flat

360-degree panorama of Squaw Flat at an elevation of 7,700 feet. Sqaw Peak and Waucoba Mountain are the highest mountains in the image on the left. Andrews Mountain is to the right of center.

Little planet view of Squaw Flat.

Squaw Peak on the left and Waucoba Mountain on the right.

The Narrows is down in that canyon on the right.

Papoose Flat

Hines Road

The high point of our journey reached an elevation of 9,100 feet with a view of the Sierra Nevada.

The summit is made of finely split slate.

Our route back to Saline Valley Road from Papoose Flat was 10.5 miles long. The farthest mountains, beyond the Eureka Valley, are in Nevada.



More Inyo County Tour:

Tuesday, October 9 On Tuesday, October 9, we drove over Cerro Gordo Pass in the Inyo Mountains, then cruised through Lee Flat on our way to Hunter Mountain.


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