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Grumpy Old Guy

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11. Great article, thanks for sharing.
Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:54 PM
Jul 2021

There are a few points that the article missed. It mentions Father Crowley's promotion of tourism in the Eastern Sierra, but it left out one of the most important aspects of that. The people of Inyo and Mono Counties were struggling with both the depression and the fallout from losing their water. Father Crowley convinced many of the communities to promote trout fishing as a way to draw visitors to the area. The Eastern Sierra is a sportfishing Mecca to this day, and is in fact what first drew me to the area twenty five years ago.

The article also mentions Father Crowley Overlook in Death Valley. The overlook is also known worldwide as Star Wars Canyon, aka The Jedi Transition. Military pilots from all over the world have been coming to Rainbow Canyon, it's official name, to practice their low level and canyon maneuvers since World War II. It's one of the few places in the world where one can view and photograph military aircraft from above. Sadly, a pilot perished there in 2019 when he slammed into the canyon wall.

I'm going to mention a few things about Mulholland and the Owens Valley Ripoff in another post.







The Columns at Crowley Lake [View all] Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 OP
Fantastic photos, thanks. OnDoutside Jul 2021 #1
Great article, thanks for sharing. Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #11
About the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the St. Francis Dam. Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #12
The closeups look like elephant trunks nuxvomica Jul 2021 #2
I thought the same thing! SheltieLover Jul 2021 #3
If you love elephants, you see them everywhere nuxvomica Jul 2021 #4
I dearly love them! SheltieLover Jul 2021 #5
They definitely look like elephant trunks! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #13
Absolutely gorgeous! SheltieLover Jul 2021 #6
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #16
Wow! lark Jul 2021 #7
Thank you Lark. Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #14
This is new to me. brer cat Jul 2021 #8
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #15
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #17
Wow, thank you so much, my dear Grumpy Old Guy! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2021 #9
Thanks Peggy! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #18
Just Remarkable Grumpy Old Guy! I can see why you can't get enough of such a place. George McGovern Jul 2021 #10
Thanks! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2021 #19
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