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So for her Birthday, Ally Nick and HERO headed up to the Eastern Sierras to camp overnight and to wander in some desert locations looking for black, shiny obsidian thingees…here is a record of that experience…

HERO…”Are we there yet ??? “…

Ally & Hero  at Red Rock Canyon State Park…North of Mojave on Hwy. 14 on the way to Lone Pine…

Interesting formations…

Some of the “Flash Gordon” film serial was shot here in 1940…

Ally & HERO looking for the “Rock Men”

Looking for a campsite in the Alabama Hills above Lone Pine, CA…

Sunrise for HERO with Mt. Whitney in the background…

Checking out the local scenery…

Wait…there’s Ally’s  G -Ma making a movie ( “Rawhide” 1950)…

This has become a very popular spot to visit…

Mom with Tyrone Power, in a burial scene from Rawhide – shot in this area…

Another view, looking North along the Sierra Range…

Out in the middle of nowhere on the way to Goose Lake…Ally’s friends in the road…

Goose Lake…looking North…

Another view…

 

A bit to the South…we have been coming here a looking for a very long time ( early 50’s)…

Looking for Charlie’s Butte….

Gotta’ pay attention when I take you there – Ally !!!…

Not too shabby !!! …

They will join these…

On the return, Owens Lake at Olancha at dusk…

 

NEXT: Preppin’ for MONTANA…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

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So Ally has been asking me to take her and her rescue pup, Hero, up to the Owens Valley to do some exploring, arrowhead hunting Ally’s favorite pastime and getting her dog familiar with the great outdoors and it’s inhabitants (ie. the ability to distinguish between a lizard and a buzz worm). What follows is a pictorial record of that one-day experience in the present and some related experiences from the past…

lone-pine-area1The general Lone Pine area…

OWENS WHITNEY SR -1-The view of Mt. Whitney as the sunrises in the Owens Valley…

OWENS WHITNET SR -1-A closer view of the morning sun striking the peaks…

OWENS SUNRISE -2-Looking a bit South at the Sierra Range…

OWES A H ST -1-Pit stop for Hero…

OWES GEO ST -1-…at the Georges Creek Sand Trap…I have never seen the water this low in here. The was no outflow. This is one of the spots I brought Ally and Michael when they were young, to catch planted Rainbow Trout, first on Power Bait and later on a fly and bubble…

mikelonepinesandtrapA smaller Michael using a spinning rod, bubble, sliding sinker and Power Bait in the Georges Creek Sand Trap…looks like he has got something…

OWENS GC ST -2-Hardly any outflow…

BOX SCANS I 14Michael, lounging at the Georges Creek sand trap when he was thirteen and there was a lot more water…

OWENS ALLY H -2-One more walk about for Hero…

OWENS CMP RD-1-A long, long climb up from the Owens Valley floor to this spot,  just at the base of the Sierras…

OWES CMP ENT -1-We walked in here, this time…it is a tight fit for 4X4 although it can be done…

allygunAlly has been doing this, here, since she was five…

ALLY .40 OWENS 3 -1-Target away !!!

ALLY BHP GC -1-In Winter too…

OWENS ALLY 9 -1-She’s pretty good now…

tim-ally-mike-rocks-01Michael has been up more than once…

OWENS CAMP -1-This is what is at the end of the road…

OWENS GC CS -1-Among the Oaks…

OWENS GC -1-…and this as well – Georges Creek – and there are Browns in here that get up to 18″… I have caught them…

OWENS VALLEY FLR -1-Looking down on the floor of the Owens Valley…

OWENS RIDGE R -1-Ridge running towards Independence…

OWENS SOUTH -1-Looking South to Lone Pine, CA…

OWENS NORTH -1-Looking North, up the Owens Valley…

OW HERO SC -1-Hero cools off in Symmes Creek…the vegetation has yet to turn green at this elevation and the water is running low…

HERO CREEK -1-Hero seems to like the water…

OWENS LL -1-Back down to the desert to look for these…

OWENS ALLY ARR -1-Three perfect bird points and 1/2 top and 1/2 bottom – all obsidian…

tim-ally-angelo-sitting-2Ally, when she was younger with our dog pal Angelo, who loved this spot…

MOO ROCKS -1-…and a selection of “SPARKLY” rocks Ally and I picked up for my Grandson, Miles – per his Mother’s instructions….

OWENS LPC -1-Back up the mountain to Lone Pine Creek where I learned to fish for Trout…

malonepinecreek…and so did Michael and Ally…

ALLY HERO 13 -1-Ally and Hero – posing…

OWENS A H LPC -1-Ally and Hero, waiting for sunset, above Lone Pine Creek…

OWENS 13 -1-Sunset falls on the Alabama Hills – looking towards the White Mountains…All’s Grandmother made a few films down there, in those hills…

MOM RAWHIDE -1-Mom in “RAWHIDE”… in 1951…I was there with my brother and Dad…

OWENS LP -1-Ally and I grab a quiet dinner at the Mt. Whitney Cafe as a storm brews up, blowing  60mph. winds down the valley…rough ride home…

NEXT: Finishing the Simuliids and bumping it above this post…

PT/TB  

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Lots more photos of my trekking around the South/ Western portion of the Great Basin…with the “Evil Spawn”…

Ally finds something black and shiny while groovin’ on Pearl Jam…

Ally, leaning on the ONLY post over 5′ high in Deep Springs Valley…while looking for more black and shiny objects…

Cocktail onions skewered on a BENCHMADE…near Tinemaha Res. on a VERY COLD day…

Air Soft exploration…somewhere DESERTY…right…

BHP Squirt gun replica somewhere in the Sierra Nevada foothills…

Sunrise on the Owens…

Chipmunk rounds like.223 blow around – .308, Lake City Match…just don’t…

Mono Lake, coming down from Bridgeport, CA on black ice

Ally. stumbling around the desert near LP looking for something…Another, cold, windy, wet and overcast day that Dad drags Ally out to look for “stuff” in the Owens Valley…

Michael, strippin’ a streamer on a very cold day on the Owens River…

“Take is slow Son, there are some BIG GUYS in here!”….

South of Bridgeport, CA…first snow of Fall…

Ally in the White Mountains looking South down the Owens Valley…

Hogback Creek…

B.R.A.S.S. – ALLY!!!…

Twilight on the Owens River, below 5 Bridges…

Michael working a pair of nymphs on the Owens River…

More nice water on the Owens River…

Michael takes a break in the Wild Trout section of the Owens River…

The “MOO” with a nice typical Owens River TROUT…

Angelo, getting ready to bury something on the Owens River…

Angelo takes a break…

Mr. BROWN posing for a very brief moment…

NEXT: Michael and Aimee engagement party (beach blow out) 6.6.10…

PT/TB

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Back in the day, when these two toeheads (below) went with their Dad up to the mountains ( and desert) in a beat up 1953, powder blue Ford, woody (he liked powder blue, go figure)…this was the stomping ground…

And, yes it looked about this beat up – without the board on top….

PT and twin Greg after a day on Lone Pine Creek…1955

If one starts at the bottom of the map,after enlarging , by clicking on the MAP, one sees the following creeks: Tuttle, Lone Pine, Hogback, George, Bairs, Shepherd and Symmes. All of these small waters hold fish – some of them hold very large Brown and Rainbow Trout…One, holds Golden Trout hybrids…I have been fishing in all the waters since 1952…YIKES

It was in these places that I learned how to read water, discern holding and feeding areas, explore the wonderful world of Entomology and avoid being bitten by buzzworms. Over the course of the next few months, I will relate some experiences on each of these cricks and give tips on how to fish some locationswith your kids and Fly gear… These two BOZOS got their creds. crawling around in the bushes and immersing themselves in the project at hand…

Michael and Ally on a learning expedition in the middle of Lone Pine Creek…

It was certainly a lot more fun that posing for ridiculous publicity photos, in the front yard, with my MOTHER:

 Here is additional information from the Bishop Chamber Of Commerce

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Georges Creek Sand Trap…

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My kids, Ally and Michael at the Lone Pine Creek Sand Trap…

 

 

/TB

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Good day, even though it is pouring cats and dogs in Los Angeles. I opened my email and was astounded that my twin brother Greg had begun to send me the photos (treasures) that I have been waiting for a very long time. These are pictures that my Dad took of us up in the Owens Valley and other locations in the West before my Mother remarried and moved us to Carrollton, GA in 1957.

Here are two:

This photo was taken on the front lawn of the Frontier Motel , under a big cottonwood tree ,in Lone Pine, CA after a day of fishing on Lone Pine Creek. The fish were cleaned on the opposite side of the motel in a little creek that was crawling with red ants…this was in the Summer of 1954…there is now a room named after our Mother at this motel…

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Frontier Motel…today…

My daughter, Nadia in the driveway of the Frontier Motel in 1974 with Mt. Whitney in the background…

PT and a Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout that came out of Yellowstone Lake in the Summer of 1956. I caught that fish with a gob of worms attached to the treble hook of a spinner off an island beach in the middle of the lake. My Dad told me I wouldn’t catch anything by using that method – and off a beach…It wasn’t the only one I caught!! HA,ha…

Now I will be able to put some stories around the photos I receive. If I remember correctly, there were quite a few…Thanks Greg!!!

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Some people just look good – with a Browning HP in their hands…This is my friend Jayme in the shadow of Mt. Whitney testing her skills…

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JAYME -3-

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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…

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

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

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

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These Obsidian points were used for larger game animals…

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

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

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

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

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

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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?…

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

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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:

p1040203Some points that Ally and I found …11. 2012…

owens-ally-arr-1…and more…3.2013…

PT/TB

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