High Desert Memories - A Hometown Journal Commemorating Ridgecrest California
Approaching Big Pine on Hwy. 395
Big Pine a small town along highway 395 on the way to Bishop which serves as a gateway to the Alabama Hills, several creeks, canyons, and old gnarled bristlecone pine trees that are hundreds of years old. A nice little town with a park and a fire station with an all volunteer fire dept., town hall, a shopping area, a nice country church, a library and some well preserved older homes.
More then that it is a historic town. One of many in this area which played a role in the LA Aqueduct project to providing a place for trans-shipping of mining ore from local mines. More about this area can be seen here.
Hwy 395 thru Big Pine hides a lot of the towns real character
Highly regarded Rossi's Steak House
Library/Girl Scout Hall
Every town has an oldest house
A pastoral scene showing its fall color - Beautiful!!!
A nice little stream. Oddly enough its called Baker Creek