Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but it also encompasses deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and a vast wilderness area.
Place Category: Forests + Wilderness
Owens Valley is the arid valley of the Owens River in eastern California in the United States, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin section. The mountain peaks on either side (including Mount Whitney) reach above 14,000 feet (4,300 m) in elevation, while the floor of the Owens Valley is at 4,000 feet (1,200 m), making the valley one of the deepest in the United States. Read more…