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Well Travelled: Highway 395 California

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Known for her popular Tumblr account Cheynesaw , Cheyne Brooking is a talented illustrator and photographer from the Eastern Sierra’s of California. Recently Cheyne took a trip to California’s Highway 395, capturing the sights along the way for Well Travelled.Highway 395 is the gateway to some of the most interesting places in California. In the middle of nowhere, beyond the expansive desert, dilapidated homes and “No Trespassing” signs stand deserted mining towns, abandoned airplane hangars, train graveyards, and world famous landmarks. For Cheyne, it’s also the road home – the long stretch between Southern California and the Eastern Sierra’s. Sometimes you just need to get in the car and go, follow along as Cheyne does just that…

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Our first stop well outside of OC, Kramer Junction.

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Kramer Antique’s has everything from old signs and gas pumps to hot rods and old airplanes.

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A train graveyard. These shipping containers have been here for as long as I can remember.

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Taking a walk across the Olancha Dunes. Good place for 4 wheel drive, bad place for 2 wheel drive…

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Spongebob does not live in a pineapple under the sea. He lives here.

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The Alabama Hills sit right at the base of Mt. Whitney. The Lone Ranger, Star Trek and Django all had scenes filmed here.

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Mt. Whitney and her sisters casting shadows on the valley.

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Halfway up Whitney Portal Rd. The trailhead for Mt. Whitney is only 20 minutes from the 395.

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Danika embracing her inner canine on the way to Bodie, CA.

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Bodie was a boomtown during the gold rush and the second largest city next to San Francisco before it burnt down. Peering into the crumbling electrical building.

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The mill. There’s gold in dem der hills…

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Disturbing the fishermen in Gull Lake. The water was probably still snow this morning.

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Next stop – Yosemite. Dad stands next to what could probably be considered one of the youngest Sequoias in the grove. Still, it was probably there when the Colosseum was built…

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Feeling small and loving it.

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Tuolomne meadows in Yosemite. “The lake is good to swim in, right? It’s probably warm enough by now? Let’s feel.”

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Yosemite Falls, upper and lower. Standing in the middle of the valley with granite shooting up thousands of feet all around us.

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How we know we’re on the right road and we’ll be home soon. JLA is snowboarding.

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