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    Photographic Journey | Traveling the Snowy Sierras

    Editor’s Note: Photographer and Newbury Park resident, William Hicks, recently took to the road and visited the snowy reaches of the Sierras.  He captured the beauty of what will melt in the late spring/early summer to water our thirsty, incredibly beautiful, state.  Let’s hitch a ride and go north along the spine of California.

    From William Hicks:

    The White Mountains East Of Bishop Early in April 2019:

    Pretty Spectacular with daytime temperatures in Bishop in the mid-60’s. Compared to the 19 degree’s at Mammoth, it’d rather balmy.


    The snow is down to the extreme outskirts of Bishop. The local lakes like Sabrina, are inaccessible due to the heavy snowpack. The route to South Lake has an avalanche warning sign in a section of the road that would take you there, if it were accessible. I would say, we have one of the best years I’ve seen in a long time in our Eastern Sierras. 

    The Eastern Sierra Mountains, West of Bishop:

    Black Tail Deer:

    William Hicks is a long time resident of Newbury Park and is retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District

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    William Hicks
    William Hicks
    4 years ago

    Well, Climate does change, and not always for the worse. If we were living in a State that believed in supply and demand, our water rates should plummet this summer.

    For those of you that would like to go on a photography safari, I strongly suggest the Fall season. The Aspen’s, and many other plants, will display their vivid colors. If you’re looking for a place to stay, I suggest The Creekside Inn, and if you’re looking for where The Locals choose to eat, go to “The Bowling Alley;” it may sound funny, but there’s great food there.

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