On Sunday Roma and I took our neighbors Steve and Debbie on an adventure around the back of the Crowley Lake dam to Chidago Canyon and then along the dirt roads west of Highway 6.
It was great to get out into the dirt and snow. Chidago Canyon is always a fun road to explore with its cool rock formations and narrow passages. There are a million interesting characters hiding in those rocks.
At the bottom of Chidago we headed back towards Bishop and found our old buddy, the miner in the rock.
In all, we spent about five hours making the loop and Steve, Debbie and Roma had some fun. Hopefully we’ll be out there again soon.
We’re plugging away on the archival project. We’ve got more than 8,000 35 slides scanned, and several hours of video digitized and we’ve only scratched the surface. We’ve logged in 12 tapes of the 1990 Whiskey Creek Stage Races in Mammoth, several informational clips about the Mono County Water District, and now we’re going through video of an old timers picnic in 1990. We’ll post it as soon as we’ve got enough to create some entertaining posts. It shouldn’t be long.
Thanks again and go skiing!
Can you see the carving of the miner in the rock wall below? We found him a few years back and I figure it was etched in about 60 years ago. It’s tough to see in the middle of the day when we were there, but when the shadows form in the afternoon he really takes shape.