Heading to San Bernadino through Reche Canyon to pick up my friend Doug and his Dad, Ken.
A hazie morning view from Richie Vista sumit. looking toward San Bernadino.
Traffic is light this morning, getting on the I-215.
Making my way to the I-210, getting off at Highlands.
Arriving at Doug's house, we load everything up and hit the road, after having breakfest.
It's still early and Highway 395 traffic going north bound is moving without any problems.
Bishop is over 200 miles away.
Passing through the desert town of Adelanto.
This was new, a Buddhist Temple just off the 395.
This business has many old vehicles along it's fence line.
A solar generating plant was seen on Hiway 395 north of Adelanto.
Near Red Mountain several radar towers were seen.
Entering the little town of Red Mountain.
Don't blink, you'll miss the entire town.
Highway 395 tuns into a 6% grade near Ridgecrest.
Off in the distance one can see mount Jenkins and Owens Peak.
Hiway14 and Hiway395 merge up ahead, ending Hiway14 near Inyokern Airport.
A pit stop was done to stretch our legs.
Back on Hiway395.
Some cattle ranching is being done.
Giant evaporated pond operation out on the not so dry lake bed.
Entering Lone Pine,Ca., Hiway395 run right through it.
Lone Pine uses a rustic western style along it's main street.
More of Lone Pine
To the west is Inyo National Forest and Lone Pine peck.
Independence is another small town that Hiway395 goes through.
Big Pine ahead.
Big Pine 1
Arriving in Bishop, we'll stop here to check out a couple of sporting goods stores. Hey look there's a TC for sale on the right.
Our first fishing spot, Pleasant Valley Reservoir and campground.
Making the turn to Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
Pleasant Valley campground is on the right and the reservoir is up in the valley and part of the Owens River system.
Driving to the dam.
Pleasant Valley Reservoir also produces electric power.
Having to hike into the dam area, we set up to do some fishing.
After about than hour Doug suggest moving further in, none of us had gotten any bites yet. We would re-locate to the trees down the road,they can be seen in the back ground.
Ken was ready to move also,no fish here.
A little walking and climbing down over some rocks we are at our new fishing spot.
Pleasant Valley Fishing
It wasn't long before Ken was pulling them in.
Ken was two to our zero.
Doug finally got a bite and wasn't too much of a fighter.
All that work and it's not even a keeper.
Doug's second bite was a Sacramento Perch and a keeper.