It is beautiful as the landscape changes from desert only, to mountains on either side. The Inyo’s were to the east, and on the west the Sierras. The eastern view of the Sierra’s is so much different than from the western view from the valley. They are snowcapped, ragged mountains that jut out of the landscape. They are shockingly beautiful, but after my initial awe, I thought about how foreboding they look at the same time.