Across Owens Lake

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Across Owens Lake

Post by Older Fossil » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am

We drove up to the Horseshow Meadow area out of Lone Pine. From the road there is a great panoramic view of the Owens Lake area and the Inyo Mountains beyond. We stopped high up on the road where we had a great view and were surprised to be able to pick out the Yellow Grade Road, Cerro Gordo mines and Cerro Gordo Peak in the Inyos across the valley. I put together as much telephoto as I could and took this picture. The atmospherics weren't too great, but I liked the result. We recall looking across to the Sierras from Cerro Gordo in past visits.

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Re: Across Owens Lake

Post by jacknv7 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:40 pm

That's a great shot! Thanks!

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Post by D.A. Wright » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:42 pm

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Post by Kauri » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:20 am

Amazing photo!
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Re: Across Owens Lake

Post by MojaveGeek » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:41 pm

Nice one!

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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:33 pm

Way cool so I'm going to have to try this next time I'm in Lone Pine, so thanks.

Is the road to Cerro Gordo open to the public? I think it's now privately owned and is being developed?
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Post by Gowergulch42 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:19 pm

Yes, everything is still open and Rob (Rich?) still lives on site.
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Post by Older Fossil » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:24 pm

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Is the road to Cerro Gordo open to the public? I think it's now privately owned and is being developed?
Cerro Gordo has been privately owned since the late 1800s. More recently by the late Jody Stewart, then Mike Patterson (who Jody married after her cancer diagnosis), then Mike's sons after his death and now a couple of new owners backed by an investment group. The property was sold based on the promise to continue the preservation of the town. The road up to and through the town is a public road, but visitation of the town itself is controlled.
See: https://cerrogordomines.com/
You can schedule a tour for $15 or for a $10 donation just wander around the buildings. If you want to learn the history, a tour with Robert the caretaker is a great resource.

We were just up there today and happened to catch the regular caretaker Robert who happened to leave for a vacation after we arrived. The stand-in for his absence happened to be Jonathan Cassell from Panamint Springs Resort. We couldn't really see much change yet from the new ownership.

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Re: Across Owens Lake

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:55 am

Older Fossil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:24 pm
We couldn't really see much change yet from the new ownership.
I really appreciate your detailed update to this thread. Now Cerro Gordo is on my DVNP bucket list.
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Re: Across Owens Lake

Post by teotwaki » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:59 am

I love that shot! It readily captures the remoteness of the town site and the geology of the area. That's something you don't appreciate when you are in the middle of it, chugging along in low gear up Belshaw's toll road.
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