Saturday, November 03, 2007

Fall Trip 2: Return via the Eastern Sierra

With a flat tire resulting from hours of driving on washboard dirt roads in Death Valley, I decided to spend the night close to the town of Biskop in the BLM campground aptly named "The Pit."

The Pit is a former gravel pit. Now that it's a campground, it's still basically just a gravel pit... with the addition of a pit toilet. The price? $2, entirely appropriate for a pit. Fortunately there's a county park nearby with a pond, so it's a short drive to nicer dawn vistas.

Dawn sun lights the Eastern Sierra on the way home from Death Valley.

Smoke mixes with morning mist over Crowley Lake alongside the Eastern Sierra range in California.