From East to West – Sonora Pass and Locke

Some odds and ends today. My last pics from on my way home from mammoth, and a trip to the delta town of Locke, a well-preserved former chinese community.

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Bye bye Mt., hello house on the prairie

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This sagebrush scrubland is desolately pretty

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You could see the fall in the mountains where aspens grow near streams

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Here are a few closer up from further up the road

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Still volcanic land formations as I continued north towards the Sonora Pass turnoff

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Lower Leavitt Meadows, a place for future exploration

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Pretty peaks

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From the pass at 9,600 feet looking back east

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And back on the road

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Whoa, that is a long way down

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It was indeed insanely steep, I’d take it over these sheer cliff faces though

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A big fire nearby killed visibility

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This gives you a tiny idea what the road was like, but this flat part up front was rare

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On to Locke, a town formed in the late 1800’s for chinese immigrants pioneering farming on the delta. This is the school they have put together to display its history

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The town is really cute, with several shops and a bar

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It feels very 1970’s, especially the residential areas

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Former shop

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Some buildings are in disrepair and need some love and money

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There are some very nice gardens in the area

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The morning glory is a nice touch

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Reflections

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Bright

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Heh

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There is a gambling museum, as the area was well known for such vices

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Not sure what this says, perhaps house rules

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Lots of interesting games, they have notes indicating their history and use

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And the all-important safe in the back room

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Next time I might have redwoods in the snow.

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2 Responses to From East to West – Sonora Pass and Locke

  1. bubbasuess says:

    Did you eat at Al the Wop’s while in Locke?

  2. jjadamsj says:

    Nah, not a fan of that kind of Chinese food.

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