: The road from Mojave to Lone Pine at eastern Sierra, hwy 14 connected to hwy
This 120 miles road can be covered by two hr drive or it can fill half/full day
of nice activities, places to visit and to see along the way.
year round, preferred not in summer
thoughts: I really like this road section, very nice/strange things to see, few
nature parks and visiting Alabama Hills, just out of Lone Pine, as probably the
best “non-official park” (BLM land) you can find in the region.
at Mojave although the town itself is not on the main hwy.
itself (actually it is one-road town) has no attraction and it is even not
located on the main hwy (on the way east or north) but if you need fill up gas
or something to eat you can find it there (also few hotels).
the town of Mojave there is a huge wind turbine fields and an airfield with
many deserted airplanes (I did not find clos by viewing point).
It is not
a must stop but interesting photographic location.
of Jawbone BLM office information:
informative visitor center on all off-road options this vast desert land has to
offer. If you are planning off-road trip this is the place to stop, get local
maps and ask for information (check about overnight permits ?).
Rock Canyon State Park:
on the way north (or overnight camping), see blog link.
Wells Brewing Company:
A nice restaurant
& brewhouse stop on the way
Gal (Hubcap Lady statue):
stop near the large Hubcap Lady statue on the right side of the road, there is
a park so you can have a short lunch break.
A nice nature
stops on the way, a short hike will take you on the black basalt rocks to the
dray nice waterfall and small canyon below. There is a campground nearby.
Open Sculpture Garden:
not visit this place but from pictures it looks as a very nice stop on the way,
field of art sculptures that you can walk around.
Sierra Interagency Visitor Center: local information center
Pine Film History Museum: I did not visit
Hills Cafe & Bakery: nice bakery to eat breakfast
east of Lone Pine on the way to Whitney Portal you can find one of the nicest unique
small parks the eastern sierra. Large and small potato shape boulders and many
arch formations right at the foot of the sierra mountain range.