Cerro Gordo trip

I have wanted to visit Cerro Gordo, a ghost town high in the Inyo Mountains, for several years. A fund raising event for Cerro Gordo announced on a Facebook page attracted me to do it this year.

Our first stop on the trip south was Soda Lake in the Carrizo Plain where the flower bloom was really showing off.

Super bloom at Carrizo Plain

We stayed in Lone Pine so of course we spent some time in the Alabama Hills. Here’s a distant view of Mobius Arch.

Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills

Cerro Gordo is a private, but fairly well-preserved ghost town high in the Inyo Mountains. The day we visited was windy and cold so the fire in the big wood stove in the hotel was very welcoming.

American Hotel, Cerro Gordo

On our way home we stopped to hike a short way in Rainbow Basin near Barstow.

Syncline in Rainbow Basin

Check out the photo gallery for lots more photos.

Cerro Gordo 2017 photo gallery

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