Friday, December 19, 2008

Circling the Sierra: Fossil Falls

A few miles south of Owens Lake, the BLM site of Fossil Falls is worth the short hike.

The historic but now-dry riverbed of the Owens River, Fossil Falls is where the river cut through a lava bed in a series of cascades. All that remains now is a shot slot canyon featuring a series of intricate shapes cut in the lava.