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So we traveled to Bridgeport, CA, from separate locations,  to celebrate Michael’s Birthday…and , obviously – to do some roamin’ around and Fly Fishing. Our family has been coming up to this side of the Sierras since 1952…Aimee and her family have been visitors to Bridgeport since she was a little girl…ALL of us love this place…

Looking up towards Virginia Lakes from just North of Conway Summit…

Friday afternoon, after Michael and I spent the morning on the east Walker River and Ally and Aimee visited Bodie, CA (the Ghost/Mining Town) we headed out for an afternoon of yachting and Fly Fishing on Little Virginia Lake…

Little Virginia Lake…

Captain “Jack Sparrow” (NOT)…

Where to wet a line…???

Ally munches on Chileno Peppers and Beef Jerky…

My two favorite patterns to use on Little Virginia Lake…Pheasant Tail and Partridge and Peacock Herl and Partridge…

Pop lays out his line…

Michael casts from the stern…

A Rainbow planter hops on Michael’s fly…

Aimee checks it out…

Looking back at Virginia Lakes Resort from a waterborne vantage point…

The counter inside the Lodge…me and the kids have sat here a lot of times through the years…

My friend, Carolyn Webb, who runs the resort with her husband John, catches the motley crew…

Back at the campsite, at the Virginia Creek Settlement, Ally contemplates throwing her Father in Green Creek…

Gettin’ the fire going to cook Michael’s hanger staek…

Ally, Pop and Michael…by Aimee…

Aimee and Michael…cute !!!

The HANGER STEAK…

Ally can’t stand it…

…and gets INVOLVED

Ally and I visit Trumbull Lake before we leave Michael and Aimee, who trek to some upper lakes to FF before heading back to the Bay area…

Trumbull Lake…Ally has been fishing here since she was five…

A parting shot of Trumbull Lake…

Back down the Conway Summit grade to Mono Lake and LA…

With a stop at the EASTERN CALIFORNIA MUSEUM in Independence, CA…to check out some old friends…

NEXT: Nectopsyche recipes, an experimental October Caddis…and the mandatory – new Fall Baetis…

PT/TB

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I am putting up some photos of points made from obsidian, jasper and chert. These are arrowheads, darts and spear points that I found with Michael and Ally throughout the Southern Sierras, Owens Valley, Saline Valley, Eureka Valley and Deep Springs Valley. They will be up when the sun is shining ( It is shining NOW)…I like to use available light for my photography…

 

Rock Art, Southern Sierras, near Walker Pass, 1984…

 

Michael, 100 Meters to the right of the Rock Art, but, He ain’t talkin’, 1987…

These are SOME that we have found, I keep the broken pieces that are interesting…

 

These Obsidian points were used for larger game animals…

 

Ally, ready to spread the barbed wire to visit a favorite spot…

 

Bird and Rabbit points…the kids found a lot of these (closer to the ground)…

 

Jasper points, exceptionally hard to find…they are a rarity in the Owens Valley…

Ally in Deep Spring Valley…

 

These are Obsidian points that are very old, the stone is not as clear ( sandblasted) as more recent points and the style is different…

 

I found this Obsidian point stuck in dried mud, on it’s side ( are you hearing me Dean?) in a little lake bed near…

 

This is a point made from Chert, it is the ONLY one I have found in the “O” Valley & I been lookin’ since 1952…possibly traded from another area?…

 

Another, large, older obsidian point. Found many this shape and size in an area that is now covered with water near Big Pine, CA…

CALIFORNIA AND GREAT BASIN ARCHAEOLOGY

My Brother Greg, has quite a few more that both of us found when we were kids… I’ll see if he will send me some photos.and I’ll add some stories like the time we went to Eureka Valley back in ’57 when there were NO ROADS into the big dune at the end of the Valley…It was also possible to pick up “live” 20mm canon rounds on the ground…

These are some photos of artifacts and points I took with Ally at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, CA, yesterday – 9.03.2011 to include here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some points that Ally and I found …11. 2012…

…and more…3.2013…

PT/TB

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