Our October 2017 schedule was brimming with school activities and commitments. When we realized that the first weekend of the month was open on our calendar we promptly filled-it by heading to the Eastern Sierra’s to check out the early fall colors. Specifically, we headed to Sagehen Meadow off HWY 120, east of Mono Lake. After seeing a few of my preliminary photos of the area on twitter, my students declared that the hills looked like they were covered in Cheetos dust. I quite agreed. We took some family photos and enjoyed the afternoon before heading into Mammoth for glamping at the Shilo Inn.
On Sunday morning we headed down to Devils Post Pile National Monument for a short 1.5 mile hike with Zephyr to see the amazing columnar basalt that was glacially carved and polished about 15,000 years ago! It was a refreshing quick trip that has our minds cleared and ready to tackle the next month of craziness!
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Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.