Fathers Day 2017

Fishing, Hiking, Sightseeing

Layers

Day 1

Manzanar Relocation Center (No. 850 California Historical Landmark)
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During World War II, the Manzanar Relocation Center was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers to intern 10,000 Japanese American citizens. Executive Order 9066, issued on February 19, 1942, required 110,000 Japanese American citizens to abandon…

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Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns (No. 537 California Historical Landmark)
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The Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns in Inyo County stand as a reminder of the tremendous impact of the Gold Rush on forests and landscapes. These beehive shaped structures are located alongside what used to be Cottonwood Creek, and a part of the larger…

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Historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery
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Historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery
Community | Historic Site or District

The historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery is again open to the public after being closed by a devastating mudflow in July 2008. The hatchery building, completed in 1916, is a beautiful and unique structure with hand-laid stone walls and hand-hewn timbers.

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Rock Creek Canyon
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Rock Creek Canyon
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Cascading from a high alpine valley in the John Muir Wilderness, Rock Creek Canyon offers 20 miles of gorgeous creek-side setting and…

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Day 2

Crowley Lake Scenic Viewpoint
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Crowley Lake Scenic Viewpoint
Outdoor Adventures | Scenic Viewpoint

Located along US Highway 395, the Crowley Lake viewpoint provides a breathtaking view of this Sierra Nevada lake.

It was here, about 700,000 years ago, that massive volcanic eruptions flattened a volcano and sent hot ash and debris pouring…

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Crowley Lake
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Crowley Lake
Outdoor Adventures | Fishing Area

Dominating the broad expanse of Long Valley, Crowley Lake is one of the focal point of the opening fishing season in Mono County. The marina at South Landing offers boat rentals, tackle, and camping. The nearby community of Crowley Lake has lodging,…

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Day 3

Convict Lake Resort
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Convict Lake Resort
Accommodation | Lodge or Resort

Convict Lake Resort in the geologically stunning Convict Creek Basin is a destination for all four seasons including cabins, a general store,…

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Day 4

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Natural Area | State Park

Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet.

The South Tufa Reserve was established to preserve the…

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Day 5

Ancient Bristlecone Scenic Byway
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Ancient Bristlecone Scenic Byway
Outdoor Adventures | Scenic Byways or Routes

The Ancient Bristlecone Scenic Byway follows California State Route 168 and Forest Service Road 4S01 (White Mountain Road), in east-central California. Passing…

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Red Rock Canyon State Park
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Red Rock Canyon State Park
Natural Area | State Park

Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is located where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada converges with the El Paso Range. Each tributary canyon is unique, with dramatic…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Manzanar Relocation Center (No. 850 California Historical Landmark)
2 Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns (No. 537 California Historical Landmark)
3 Historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery
4 Rock Creek Canyon
5 Crowley Lake Scenic Viewpoint
6 Crowley Lake
7 Convict Lake Resort
8 Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
9 Ancient Bristlecone Scenic Byway
10 Red Rock Canyon State Park