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wayoflife
05-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Heading out this weekend again to do some exploring up the 395 and thought it would be fun to try something different and document our journey in real time here on WAYALIFE.com. Needless to say, this thread has been started for you to follow us along, virtually, as we post up pics from our trip. I hope enjoy :)

wayoflife
05-11-2012, 05:16 PM
All packed up and ready to head out on yet another adventure!!


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Serg5000
05-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Awesome! We are off to Big Bear.

DMFNJ24601
05-11-2012, 06:59 PM
There are many beautiful areas along 395. Lots offond memories there of childhood camping & hunting/fishing trips.

Will be up there this summer with my old man in the Big Pine area running a lot of the trails we used to run in his old Land Cruiser, except it is his turn to ride shotgun and my turn to drive.

MTG
05-11-2012, 07:09 PM
Cool idea! I love looking at pictures and videos when I am stuck in the office or at home.

I was heading south on 395 just now, but had to get off at Mt. Rose Hwy...very tempted to keep going though. :sigh:

CarsonCindy
05-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Lunch time stop

CarsonCindy
05-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Heading on up the 395

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CarsonCindy
05-11-2012, 11:21 PM
The old little lake post office

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A piece of the original 395

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Moochie and RubiCAT

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wayoflife
05-12-2012, 12:44 AM
Pulled into Lone Pine and stopped to take a peek at Mt. Whitney



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BONDSY
05-12-2012, 12:57 AM
Sure wish we could of joined you for this one. Be safe.:yup:

CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 01:36 AM
Lone Pine - Gravesite of 1872 earthquake victims. It was an 8.3!

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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 02:57 AM
Home for the night

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JKRay
05-12-2012, 03:32 AM
Its looking like a fun trip already! Cant wait for more pics. :thumb:

DMFNJ24601
05-12-2012, 03:46 AM
Don't forget to stop off at Schat's Bakery in Bishop.

CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Good morning from Lone Pine!
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wayoflife
05-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants :)

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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Saying hello to The Visible Man Rock :)
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Moochie
05-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Doug, strapping on his wood.

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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Checking out the guard tower at Manzanar.
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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Heading in to Manzanar
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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Checking out the museum inside the Manzanar auditorium.

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Moochie
05-12-2012, 09:28 PM
Entering the Reward Mine.


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CarsonCindy
05-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Getting ready to head into the reward mine
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MTG
05-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Getting ready to head into the reward mine
<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2213"/>

<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2214"/>

Sweet! I saw this on the keep it tight video (your ad) and wondered where it was.

piginajeep
05-13-2012, 03:35 AM
i dislike this thread :yup:

DMFNJ24601
05-13-2012, 04:04 AM
Hmmm....may have to go check out Reward Mine while I am out there in July.

JKRay
05-13-2012, 04:24 AM
That looks like fun, exploring a mine and all in a jeep. This is a trip I really want to do. :yup:

CALIJK
05-13-2012, 04:57 AM
Doug, strapping on his wood.

This thread is very disturbing :cheesy:.

StrizzyChris
05-13-2012, 05:53 AM
Doug, strapping on his wood.
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2198&d=1336840832
And then wiggled into this hole


http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2214&d=1336859503

wayoflife
05-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Another shot from yesterday's journey into the depths of the earth
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CarsonCindy
05-13-2012, 08:38 PM
The start of our journey up into the Inyo mountains yesterday
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The view from the top of Mazourka Peak
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A very photogenic tree up in the Inyo mountains
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CarsonCindy
05-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Papoose flats from above
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wayoflife
05-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Posing next to a papoose with a cool hole in it...

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20jk08
05-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Cool, going into the mine,, how far do you get to go in?

Looks like a fun trip !!

wayoflife
05-13-2012, 11:11 PM
View of the Sierra's at the crack of dawn
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wayoflife
05-13-2012, 11:12 PM
All packed up and ready to head back home
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MikeLisa
05-14-2012, 12:01 AM
I told my wife we were going to have to make a trip out west. Wish we had areas on the east coast like that.

piginajeep
05-14-2012, 02:56 AM
I told my wife we were going to have to make a trip out west. Wish we had areas on the east coast like that.

This is why my wife and I packed our shit and moved west!!!

Mechengineer2
05-14-2012, 03:19 AM
You guys had some really great shots in this thread. Enjoyed the photos. I have a fear of being buried alive so driving into the Reward Mine would have me freaked out to say the least. The views of the mountains looked awesome! Thanks for sharing another adventure! Hope to be on one myself next weekend.

Jeep4me2
05-14-2012, 03:24 AM
That was pretty awesome. Where is this place?

Ozzie62g
05-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Wow to think I grow up in So. Ca. Now I'm living in the east cost its be 40+ Years we left.

Serg5000
05-14-2012, 12:32 PM
As usual you guys post some great pics of some great places. What's going on this memorial weekend? I bet you already have a plan.

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 02:32 PM
There are many beautiful areas along 395. Lots offond memories there of childhood camping & hunting/fishing trips.

Will be up there this summer with my old man in the Big Pine area running a lot of the trails we used to run in his old Land Cruiser, except it is his turn to ride shotgun and my turn to drive.

yeah, the 395 is one of our favorite places to be in the entire state of California.


Cool idea! I love looking at pictures and videos when I am stuck in the office or at home.

I was heading south on 395 just now, but had to get off at Mt. Rose Hwy...very tempted to keep going though. :sigh:

well, i sure hope you were able to keep on going.


Don't forget to stop off at Schat's Bakery in Bishop.

unfortunately, we didn't go up that far on this trip but, we do love Schat's. :cool:

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 02:35 PM
i dislike this thread :yup:

yeah, we missed you guys on this one :grayno:


Cool, going into the mine,, how far do you get to go in?

Looks like a fun trip !!

you can drive about a quarter mile back and still have enough room to turn around about 6 JK's. if one is so inclined, there are 8 levels of mine shafts and addits that climb about 500 ft up and you could easily spend 12 hours or more exploring them all. not real safe to do but, i do know of people who've done it.


That was pretty awesome. Where is this place?

this is up in the owens valley, ca.

wayoflife
05-16-2012, 02:59 PM
Here are a few extra highlight pics that we took along the way.

Shot of Tessa hanging out in Lone Pine...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280012

Another shot of the Visible Man Rock...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280055

Inside the Manzanar museum...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280138

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280214

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280212

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280210

These are what people were forced to lived in...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280165

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280156

Signs indicate where row after row of building would have stood...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280153

The latrines were placed so close together that you couldn't sit on one without hitting the person next to you...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280112

Shots of the mess hall...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280180

Scrims give a glimpse of what life here was like...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280168

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280228

Making a stop over at the cemetary...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280198

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280201

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280192

A couple more shots of us descending down into the bowls of the earth...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280251

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280245

View looking east across Papoose Flats...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280486

A few little clouds to make our sunset a bit more interesting...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280422

Lighting up the rocks around our camp with just our campfire...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280443

Having some fun with Doug's cool lazer...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280440

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280437

A real friendly bird that came down to say goodmorning and visit with us...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280538

Heading down the mountain...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280583

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280589

Back down in the Owens Valley and making a stop over at Big Pine to air up - and actually, this is a Sequoia ;)

If you'd like to see all the pics that we took on this trip, simply click on the link below:

Adventures on the 395 Photo Gallery (http://project-jk.com/wpg2?g2_itemId=279949)

:cool:

CarsonCindy
05-16-2012, 06:38 PM
Here is an HDR shot of us inside the mine :D

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=280625&g2_GALLERYSID=633d41e31e9a46f8ddf8393c728c9a09

Drumr90
05-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Loveing all the pics.

Mücke76
05-21-2012, 06:35 AM
:clap2: really awesome :thumb::thumb::thumb:

cu Alex :standing wave: