Lone Pine, California

U.S. Route 395 spans 1,305 miles from Washington State’s northeast border with Canada to the town of Hesperia, Ca on the periphery of the Mojave Desert, east of Los Angeles. Driving south through the Sierra Nevada mountains, the final descent is into Owens Valley with North Palisade and Mt Whitney, two of the Sierra’s largest mountains to the right, and the smaller White and Inyo mountain ranges to the left. As the 395 cuts like a river through the core of the valley, towns like Big Pine and Independence become speed-traps where limits drop from 65mph to 35mph in a blink of an eye. It is along this last stretch south of the U.S. 395 that you will find Lone Pine, Ca. with its population of just over 2000 people and a location more than 150 miles from the nearest major city center…

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Elevation: 3,727′
Area: 19.21 mi²
Population: 2,035 (Apr 1, 2010)
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