Flying from Lone Pine, California.
Mt Whitney (14,505ft) is only about 100 miles from Death valley (-282ft).
|Some really gruelling steep passes in between.|
|The view of the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mts. from Lone Pine airfield.|
|I don't know if that's the top of Mt Whitney, but it sure is high.|
|Lone Pine airfield.|
|This canal takes the water from the Owens River all the way to Los Angeles.|
The water would have supplied Owens Lake in the background.
The theft of the water caused a fierce battle between the local farmers and the city.
Of course the big city money won......
The story of this project is here.
|So this is the lake now.....|