I must admit I would not have attempted to navigate this road by myself towing the trailer. There were several turnouts which would have allowed me the opportunity to bail out, but since I was following our leader who was using a B-Van as a tow vehicle towing a vintage 28 foot something trailer , I figured I could do it. The last 50 yards were steep, bumpy, and narrow. I told myself that if there was a turn around at the bottom I was bailing! However, the bottom was our destination!.
The site was nestled up at the base of the Obsidian Dome and there was a nice creek less that 50 yards away. We backed our trailers in ( I didn't back in, because I found the perfect pull up/pull through) and settled in.
We were nestled at the bottom. Note the black obsidian rocks.
Looking down from the trail at our camp. I'm located at the lower left of the picture.
The next morning I headed up the trail to the top of the dome which is an old bull dozed road and now a quad trail.
Next I headed up to the Owens River Headwaters Wilderness trail where I was told I would find some water falls. The trail head was a short distance from our camp site. After about a steep, what seemed like a 2 mile very steep climb, I came across some small falls, which I consider beautiful large cascades. I continued on the trail which finally leveled out, but did not find any other "falls".
I ventured out one day on the "Mammoth Loop" and ended up walking up to the Inyo Craters. I was able to walk to the North and South Craters but did not climb the trail up to Deadmans Craters. It was pretty steep, and the skies were starting to open up and rain on me!
OK, that's about it. I don't have any exciting trips planned for a while. I am close to the Lakes Basin, near Graeagle, California which affords lots of hiking so stay tuned.