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rockhopper
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6/6/2016
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OK, so my brother calls me up and says "I want to check out this rock house on this USGS map in the Owens valley up on Tuttle creek" I know this is a little outside ABDSP so I hope I don't get flamed but we at least started in San Diego county. The cut off low was still holding on and low temps were still in the 30's down low. Below zero above 14,000 ft. Years ago I spotted a jet black glossy about 3" arrow head in the valley. None this trip.

Lone Pine peak

Rock house in view

My Brother satisfying his obsession with the tiny black square on the USGS topo map.

Owens valley view from rock hose



The next day we hiked up lone pine creek. Mt Whitney in the clouds.

Lone pine lake with the Whitney trail beyond still covered in ice and snow. We saw few climbers heading up. Some looked well prepared. Some did not.





The next day we drove thru historic Keller. The old abandoned "End of the line" trail depot from the 1880's Cerro Gordo Silver boom.


Tamarisk in full bloom. :-)



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ziphius
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6/6/2016
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Nice trip rockhopper. What is the guess on the last dates of occupation of the 'little black square'? Anything interesting inside?

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rockhopper
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6/6/2016
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ziphius wrote:
Nice trip rockhopper. What is the guess on the last dates of occupation of the 'little black square'? Anything interesting inside?

Thanks ziphius, The locals told us that the rock house was built in the 1960's or 70's as a spiritual retreat. Today it is completely empty inside with a concrete floor and pit and alter on the North side. We saw other hikers going up as we were heading down so I guess it's visited frequently. Not so great as a shelter as the wind howls thru all of the openings.
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6/7/2016
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Cool, I am heading out next week to backpack for a week in Kern Plateau area, hope there is some snow still left....no pics of the cabin inside or such?

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6/7/2016
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Sierras are truly spectacular. Thank for sharing

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rockhopper
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6/8/2016
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dsefcik wrote:
Cool, I am heading out next week to backpack for a week in Kern Plateau area, hope there is some snow still left....no pics of the cabin inside or such?

Daren,
I am out in Desert Hot springs soaking ( 79 degree to 105 degree high ) I will post more pictures when I return to the Mother Ship computer.

I'm back for the desert. We soaked in the Lithium hot springs at night.
Here are some more pics from the Sierra trip.
The "rock house"

View to the west with my Brother

North view

Inyo mtns view to the east

Inside of the rock house. Nice of somebody to leave the rocking chair. :-)

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6/8/2016
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surfponto wrote:
Sierras are truly spectacular. Thank for sharing


Surf,
Thanks, I am always inspired with a Sierra trip :-)
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