Olmsted Point looks down on Yosemite Valley from the east. If you're entering the park from Lee Vining on Tioga Road, this is a must-stop viewpoint.
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…