Last weekend Susan and I took a short trip down south to what many refer to as the “East Side” of the Sierras. The Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are a special place, where tectonic plates smash against each other creating the dramatic rise of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the Owens River Valley. You’ll witness mountains rise abruptly from 8,000 feet to 10,000 feet from the valley floor in the area. Your hike will begin in the 100F weather in the sagebrush and end up in 60F birch pine suspended alpine valleys high above the valley. Last weekend, we were specifically in the Rock Creek Canyon staying at the historic Rock Creek Lodge. The East side is excellent, both when referring to the Sierras and to Reno. Here is a map to orient you to where we were at in the mountains.
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