Salt Tram Transfer Point (1870)

Salt Tram


An exploration of the remains of the Salt Tram on the western face of the Inyo Mountains above Owens Valley. The history of the salt tram can be read here.

Eastern Sierra

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First snow of the season on the Sierra mountains, including Mount Whitney.

Saline Valley to Owens Valley (3)

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Saline Valley on the left, Owens Valley on the right, as seen from the ridge of the Inyo Mountains near Burgess Mine. The altitude here is above 9,000 feet.

Owens Valley (2)

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First snow of the season can be seen on the Sierra mountains.

Owens Valley (1)

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First snow of the season can be seen on the Sierra mountains.

Salt Tram Transfer Station (7)

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Facing roughly north on the ridge line of the Inyo Mountains. The left of the photo shows Owens Valley and the Sierra. The right side of the photo is Saline Valley where you can see the white area of travertine where the hot springs are located. Best viewed large. The center of the photo is the remains of the transfer station for the salt tram. Salt was brought from the salt lake in Saline Valley up to here by tram and then transferred to the downhill tram which would deliver it to Owens Valley. The history of the salt tram can be read here.

Salt Tram Transfer Station (6)

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The remains of the transfer station for the salt tram on the ridge of the Inyo Mountains. Salt was brought from the salt lake in Saline Valley (to the right) up to here by tram and then transferred to the downhill tram which would deliver it to Owens Valley (to the left). The history of the salt tram can be read here.

Saline Valley to Owens Valley (5)

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Saline Valley on the left, Owens Valley on the right, as seen from the ridge of the Inyo Mountains near Burgess Mine. The altitude here is above 9,000 feet.

Owens Valley (1738)

Owens Valley (1739)

Owens Valley View (1737)

Owens Valley (1799)

Owens Valley (1764)

Owens Valley (1760)

Tonto & Lone Ranger (1727)

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A photo on the wall at the Mt Whitney Cafe in Lone Pine. When did the Lone Ranger wear a veil in addition to a mask? And what does that look in Tonto's eyes mean?

Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne (1726)

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Part of a photo on the wall at the Mt Whitney Cafe in Lone Pine.

Salt Tram (1728)

Salt Tram (1729)

Salt Tram (1734)


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