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Michael and Aimee came in from NYC for XMAS so we decided to take a trek up to the Owens Valley to do what we do. This year, Michael, Ally, Ally’s friend, Liz and Hero participated…

Ridgecrest, CA at 5:30 AM on Hwy. 14…

PT, Ally and Hero…at sunrise in the Alabama Hills below Mt. Whitney…

Liz soaking up some sunlight…

The Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the background…

Ally and Hero ready for a hike…

Ally, Liz and Hero in panorama…

Looking South along the crest of the Sierras…

Doughnut Rock…

Looking East toward the White Mountains…

An expanded view of the Alabama Hill and the Sierra Nevada Mountains…

Hero, Michael and Ally…let’s go guys !!!

Destination ,,,Goose Lake…

Looks familiar…

Ally, PT & Hero…

Middle of nowhere…looking Southeast…

Looking Southwest…

Across Goose Lake towards the Sierras…

Northeast, towards the White Mountains…

On towards Tinemaha Reservoir…when wet, that alkali dust will sink a vehicle over the wheels…

What’s this ???

This guy ain’t sayin’…

A view of the White Mountains across the Owens River…

I used to see these two guys hanging around here in the mid – 90’s…

A lot more water in the Owens River this year…

But a lot of dry and dead vegetation along the banks…

Heading back South, Michael and Liz wanted to check out the CO-OP in Independence, CA

Cool wall art and good coffee…

Some book shopping at the EASTERN SIERRA INTERPRETIVE ASSOCIATION…Visitor’s Center in Lone Pine, CA…

 A further selection…

I bought this book at the smaller center( now abandoned next door), back in the 90’s, when Michael and Ally were little. Michael is now reading it…

Back out to trudging the sand and dry lake beds…Ally & Hero…

A view towards the Southern end of the White Mountains…

I have been walking around out here since 1950…

Back up to the Sierras…

Looking East and down toward the Mt. Whitney Portal Road…

The Ice Fall at the Portal…this is the first year in a number of years that the road has been open this late in the season…

The Portal Pond that is stocked with Rainbows…one year, there were a number of them frozen solid in here…

The guys posing..Michael, Liz Ally and Hero…

Heading back down the Portal Road to Lone Pine, CA…

Liz… almost hanging off a cliff…

Owens Lake at sunset…

Michael, Ally & Liz…

One last sunset shot…

Ally, Michael & PT…

Dinner at Seasons in Lone Pine…

 

NEXT: Last Day in Montana…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some stories and photos of days in 1978-1979 when JMH and I looked for arrowheads in the Owens Valley and I found time to chase Chukkar up (and down) lava mounds East of Tinemaha Res….

Tinemaha Reservoir

…and, today (10-22-08), I discovered that I will be receiving some Gamakatsu Executive Series Hooks….so, some of my favorite EMERGER patterns will soon be tied up on them and shown here… also, below are two of my favorite leader and tippet materials…and how the kids learned to wade ( jump in!!!)…

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Jean Marie Hon, Little Dry Lake, Lone Pine, CA 1978 ( Winchester Mdl. 63 )

Owens Valley in winter…

Owens Valley looking North

The Owens Valley, looking North…Deep Springs Valley is the crater in the upper right hand corner (above)…

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Michael, Deep Springs Valley, CA…looking for stuff made from obsidian, 2003

Deep Springs Valley, CA ( a lot of room for Michael and Ally to walk around in)…

Enrico Puglisi PowerFull tippet material

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C15 BV HOOKS -1-

C15-BV
Emeger, Barbless.
COLOR
25
Pack
100
Pack
NS Black
18 – 12
18 – 12
R10-BN, Retainer Bend Barbless
Multi-use. Unique Bend hold fish firm.
COLOR
25
Pack
100
Pack
Black
20 – 10
20 – 10

GAMA R10-B HOOKS

GAMA C12 _BM HOOKS -1-

SKU: 2014_277
C12-BM

C12-BM, Large Eye Midge, NS Black

Thanks to Arizona Bruce at the Northern California Fly Fishing Board for reminding me of these. They save lots of money on leaders and tippets. He uses a Pitzen knot to attach the ring…

I also like these Shock Gum Connectors which are made by Roman Moser and available through Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT…

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If your hands are like mine….

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Ally & Michael, Lone Pine Creek

PT/TB

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