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Indian Petroglyphs

Chalk Bluff Road is a graded dirt road with indian hitory throughout the area, located NE of Bishop CA off of Hwy. 6 which leads to Laws Railriad Museum & Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. This rich historical, Owens River Valley, is also known as Hwy. 395 offers plenty indian drawings & viewing spots.

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From the Volcanic Tablelands over looking the town of Bishop & the Eastern Sierra, you can spot all kinds of cool art work.

Hiking Chalk BluffsIf you really wanna see some good stuff, you will hafta strap on the hiking boots & make you way up the Chalk Bluff. Towering high above the Owen River,the Tablelands area is filled with indian history & remains. A graded dirt road lead to multiple indian sights & trailheads. back country road map & GPS are highly advised.

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The Eastern Sierra region has been long known for it's extensive collection of indian Petroglyphs. Many indians claim that the writings on the rocks preceeded them & were created by Shamens.

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Sad but True: Some petroglyphs may be marred by graffiti or worse yet, some idiots trying to chisel them off. Keep our California history alive & do not remove any arrowheads, baskets, pottery or other artifacts from the lands you visit. Leave them for others to enjoy. Simply report them & their location to the Museum at Independence.

Volcanic Table Lands

If you plan to backpack & camp overnight in the Wilderness Area, contact a BLM ranger for the permits or to find out any possible restrictions.

 


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Primitive Camping
along Backroads

A back road map of the is very helful when exploring this land. Open dispersed camping is allowed on these dirt roads. The only campground nearby with facilties is Pleasant Valley Campground located next to Hwy. 395 & W. Chalk Bluff Rd.

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