Virtual Guidebook to East of the Sierra Nevada
Independence Creek
west of Independence California


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Independence Creek Campground straddles Independence Creek, with campsite lined up along both sides.

(March 17, 2009)


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(March 17, 2009)


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Darkness falls over the mountains and desert at Independence Creek Campground.

(March 17, 2009)


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The first sunrise light hits the high peaks of the Sierra crest, 10,000 feet above the valley floor.

(March 18, 2009)


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Bright sunlight moves slowly down the eastern escarpment, the valley floor remaining in the shadow of the Inyo Mountains to the east.

(March 18, 2009)


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Eventually direct sun lights the lower slopes and valley floor.

(March 18, 2009)


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