Lone Pine California

Took a 4-day car camping trip to Lone Pine CA to visit a friend. Really didn’t plan on focusing my trip around photography, but I did set out in the evening to see what I could capture. On this evening, we took a drive up to the Whitney Portal and stopped part way up at one of the overlook spots and captured this.

Moon Over Lone Pine California
Moon Over Lone Pine

I’m still processing the pictures from the trip, so I’ll post some more later.

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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  1. Nice shot Mike like the moon showing in the horizon. The company I worked for used to be one of the few common carriers that delivered to Lone Pine and we had a special all wheel drive tractor made up for the winter hauls.


  2. Thanks Kathy and Mike. That would be a great job Mike!


  3. Nice picture Mike. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest


  4. There’s just nothing like Sierra Nevada granite. I, too, look forward to seeing the rest of them 🙂


  5. Just read your article in Jan. Guideposts. Great story and beautiful pix.


  6. THANK YOU FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL STORY. God bless you and your family.


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