Peaks of the Eastern Sierra

The first time I drove highway 395 in California from the Tahoe region to southern California I was awestruck by the mile upon mile wall of Sierra Mountains rising from the arid Owen’s Valley. Here are some of the peaks you see along the way.

Blue Sky Morning on the Owen’s River: The prominent peak in the center is Birch Mountain (13,602′) reflecting in the river. and Mount Tinemaha (12,520 ft ) just left.

I came back to this location (above) on the Owen’s River another morning hoping for more clouds and color. I didn’t find it, however I was able to capture full moon setting.

Edge of the Night: Moonset over the Sierra Mountains.
Indepence Peak: Elevation‎: ‎11,744′
Mount Bailey (Elevation: 8,376′) and Mount Keith (Elevation: 13,983′)
Mount Tom: Elevation: 13,652′
Mount Williamson: 14,380′
Maestoso (Mount Whitney, elevation 14,505′)

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2 thoughts on “Peaks of the Eastern Sierra

  1. Love the Eastern Sierra mountains with snow. It’s great you capture them in early morning light before too many shadows.
    Mount Tom reminds me of the Paramount films mountain seen in the beginning. Thanks for sharing God’s created natural beauty with us.

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