Inyo County was named after the Inyo Mountains which in Paiute means “dwelling place of the Great Spirit.”
Inyo County is situated on the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and Southeast of Yosemite National Park. The county encompasses the Owens Valley and is flanked by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the White Mountains, each over 14,000 feet.
Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the United States, is on Inyo County’s western border. The Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, the lowest place in North America, is in eastern Inyo County.
Mono County is a county located in the east central portion of California, to the east of the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and Nevada. The population is 12,853.
The only incorporated city in the county is Mammoth Lakes, which is located at the foot of Mammoth Mountain. Other locations, such as June Lake, are also famous as skiing and fishing resorts. Located in the middle of the county is Mono Lake, a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds.
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