Souvenirs and Collecting Everything in Bodie is part of the historic scene and is fully protected. Location: Bridgeport, California 93517 Phone: 760-647-6445 Devils Postpile National Monument Devils Postpile itself is a dark cliff of columnar basalt created by a lava flow sometime between less than 100,000 years ago (according to current potassium-argon dating) to 700,000 years ago (according to other dating methods).
The source of the lava is thought to have been somewhere near Upper Soda Springs campground at the north end of Pumice Flat on the floor of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, from where it flowed to the site of the Postpile, was impounded by a moraine, and reached a thickness of 400 feet (newer estimate) to 600 feet (older estimate).
One man is pictured with a step ladder atop a home's roof, attempting to unload many pounds of weight by hand with a shovel.
Entire stop signs were nearly covered on certain roadways, not to mention vehicles that were rendered completely inaccessible under the white powder.
Sierra Star Golf Course At 8,000 feet above sea level, Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest golf course in California, allowing you to add yards to your drive.
And with snow-capped peaks in every direction, winding mountain streams, lush wildflowers, fairways lined with Jeffrey pines and towering red firs and the occasional family of deer – you won’t find a more stunning golf course anywhere.
Over five days, a team of 17 Soldiers utilized 10 heavy trucks, including multiple Army M1157 10-ton dump trucks and one HEMTT wrecker, an eight-wheel, 10-ton tactical truck that runs on diesel, to relieve Mammoth Lakes of some of the 44 feet of snow that came down over the past winter season.
The higher elevations are characterized by perpetual snowfields and tundra-like vegetation (doubling for the Himalayas on many occasions).
Moving lower in elevation, sparkling alpine lakes and streams, tall timber and lush meadows of wildflowers fill your shots.
While the team was happy to provide support to the Eastern Sierra town, the Captain said that his troops are usually called to service for emergencies more along the lines of fire situations.
He added that snow-related incidents are generally of the search-and-rescue variety.