This group of pictures focuses on the Lone Pine area. Most of the pictures
were taken in town, but a set of pictures featuring the Tuttle Creek Ashram
is also included here. Other interesting sites near Lone Pine include the
Alabama Hills, Mount Whitney, and Cottonwood Basin.
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Tuttle Creek Ashram (June 2011)
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- Storage Shed #1 - Corrugated metal shed located a short distance from main cabin.
- Chocolate Drops - Caulanthus pilosus of the Mustard Family.
- Snowberry - A member of the genus Symphoricarpos of the Honeysuckle Family.
- Carrot Family Member - Cymopterus, Lomatium, or Tauschia?
- Platform - Remnants of a platform just behind and above main cabin.
- Rock Wall - Portion of rock wall between main cabin and platform.
- Storage Shed #2 - Front of storage shed surrounded by pines.
- White Lily - A member of the genus Calochortus of the Lily Family.
- Canyon View - Looking up canyon northwest of the cabin.
- Sulphur Flower - A member of the genus Eriogonum of the Buckwheat Family.
- Cabin Interior - Looking into middle of cabin through doorway.
- Stairway - Deteriorating stairway leading from trail to cabin.
- Wild Rose - A member of the Rose Family growing along trail leading to cabin.
- Shady Trail - The last quarter mile to cabin is nicely shaded.
- Wintergreen #1 - A member of the genus Pyrola of the Wintergreen Family.
- Wintergreen #2 - A look at the entire plant. This plant was growing very near the stream crossing.
- Wooden Bridge #1 - Water flowing over the small bridge a couple hundred yards from cabin.
- Wooden Bridge #2 - The bridge was constructed using concrete, wood, and a metal rail.
- Indian Paintbrush - A member of the genus Castilleja of the Figwort Family.
- Beavertail Cactus - Lots of beavertail cactus grow along the lower portion of the trail.
- Ashram #1 - View of ashram from trail with snowy peaks behind it.
- Ashram #2 - The trail leading to the ashram is just over a mile long and very steep.
- Ashram #3 - The trailhead is located at the end of Granite View Drive which is five miles long.
- Ashram #4 - The first half of Granite View Drive is paved and the rest is dirt.
- Ashram #5 - The ashram was built in the 1930s by a religious group.
Bush Street (2004/2005)
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I rented a two bedroom house on Bush Street about one hundred yards from
Highway 395. I understand that it was
actually built in 1898 (see view #4). That's easily the oldest house I've ever lived in!
Right around the corner from the house was a large horse pasture. Looking
east from my front porch I could see a sheriff station and the Inyo
Mountains. It was quite inspirational to look up and see Mt. Whitney every
morning (except for really cloudy mornings) on my walk to work.
- Bush Street View #1 - Looking up Bush Street towards snow-covered mountains.
- Bush Street View #2 - Tighter view of mountains covered in snow.
- Bush Street View #3 - LP on side of hill in background.
- Bush Street View #4 - Old yellow house on lower Bush Street.
- Bush Street Horse Pasture - Horse grazing as seen from Bush Street.
- Bush Street Inyo View - Looking down Bush Street towards Inyo Range.
- Bush Street Pasture and Mountains - Looking across Alabama Hills towards snow-covered mountains.
- Snow on Bush Street #1 - Snow-covered pasture and hills.
- Snow on Bush Street #2 - More snow on pasture and along side of street.
- Snow on Bush Street #3 - Pature and Alabama Hills covered with snow.
- Snow on Jeep - Snow-covered Jeep in front of yellow house.
- Snowy Bush Street - Fresh snow early in morning.
- Snow Piles on Bush Street - Piles of snow and brown truck in front of yellow house.
SNOW STORM (January 2005)
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School was called off for a single day due to a snow
storm early in January 2005. I walked to
school that morning in the storm and took a few
pictures around the Lo-Inyo campus. Playground equipment has an unusual
appearance when covered with snow.
- Playground Bars - Snow on playground monkey bars.
- Basketball Courts - Blacktop buried in snow as snow continues to fall.
- Big Tree - Large tree in front of Lo-Inyo collecting snow on branches.
- Table - Snow piling up on solid areas and falling through grated areas.
- Picnic Tables - Snow falling on trees and picnic tables between buildings.
- Playground Behind Buildings - Looking out onto playground area.
- Classroom #1 - Snow piling up on bushes in front of classroom.
- Sidewalk - Sidewalk in front of school and footprints in the snow.
- Corkscrew Slide - Orange and blue slide and other playground equipment.
- Swings - Swing set surrounded by whiteness.
- Classroom #2 - Snow flutters around in front of classroom.
- Trees - Wet walkway under awning, row of trees, and lots of white stuff!
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