By Carol DeDecker Wiens (Author), Joan DeDecker Busby (Author) This is the story of how a young family moves from the Los Angeles area to Owens Valley, California in the mid 1930s and gets hooked on the out of doors. It begins with the dramatic view of the Sierra Nevada crest as seen from the living room of their home in Independence. The father learns to fish the streams that tumble down the Sierra canyons. The mother is enchanted with the desert and mountain wildflowers. And the young daughters run out the back gate to play in the sagebrush. One thing leads to another and before long, the family is hiking up the canyons to the “high country.” Weekend trips and summer vacations in the Sierra and desert mountain ranges become their life. ISBN-10 : 0999286307 ISBN-13 : 978-0999286302