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May 22, 2018 - Manzanar NHS

Manzanar is most widely known as the site of one of ten American concentration camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated during World War II from April 1942 to the end of 1945. Located at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Nevada in California's Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine to the south and Independence to the north, it is approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles. Manzanar (which means "apple orchard" in Spanish) was identified by the United States National Park Service as the best-preserved of...

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Sep 27, 2013 - Eastern Sierras - It's a Wrap

We worked our way south on US-395 and finished our Eastern Sierra trip in the small town of Independence. The weather has been outstanding for the three weeks we have been here. However, you can definitely feel the temperature dropping. For the past couple of days the temperature has been about 10 – 20 degrees below normal and the mountains now have snow on them. Nice view, but time to leave. Nearly 95% of the one-hundred mile stretch of land along US-395 between Bishop and Lone Pine, which is 20 miles south of Independence, is owned by the...

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Apr 1, 2010 - Manzanar

Apr 1 66520 7:35 No wind, no clouds, bright sun, beautiful. We have camped at -5 below sea level and will now climb up to nearly 5,000 feet to cross the pass out of the valley. Our campground is surrounded by mountains. Long steady climb, top speed about 35, unless we get a dip and then we can hit 40. There is snow on the highest peaks. CA 190 west out of Death Valley is an unparalleled road. After the initial 5000 foot climb, we descend into a valley and then begin the climb on the other side. It too climbs to over 5000 feet with more...

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Southwest USA 2010



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