Working the grade off the desert floor into the mountains of Inyo County, California. This is on the Tecopa Road, the truck heading up to Emigrant Pass.
Not a tree anywhere. Can you see my truck back at the road?
Generally, trails in the mountains lead to other trails or a mine or prospect. Here, they may just wander off into the rocks.
A lonely Old Spanish Trail marker a mile off the Tecopa Road stands sentinel over the broad basin below.
An lava rock exhibiting flow direction? Or just another igneous rock?
Don’t know what is happening here.
Something to slab and cab. Maybe just polish the slab, one side smooth, one side rough.