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Owens Peak Wilderness

Owens Peak, the highest point in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains at more than 8,400 feet, stands near the center of Owens Peak Wilderness. It presides over mountainous terrain with deep, winding canyons, many with rich riparian vegetation fed by bubbling springs. The Sierra Nevada meets the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert here, creating an unusual ecosystem.

Stats:

  • 73,797 acres
  • BLM land
  • Owens Peak is the highest point at over $8,400 feet

How to Get Here:

From Inyokern, go north on 395, then west on CA 178, Indian Wells, Canyon Road, Short Canyon, Sand Canyon, and No Name Canyon, or Ninemile Canyon Road. Canebrake Road, north of CA 178, borders the west side of the wilderness.

What to Do:

Hiking, camping, backpacking and hunting.

Permits:

None neccessary

Timing:

All year!

Local Tip:

Hike Owen’s peak to get great 360 views of the area.

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/guides/01h.htm

Resources:

http://sierrawild.gov/wilderness/owens-peak

http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&WID=435

http://www.publiclands.org/explore/site.php?id=6401.

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