Our time in the Bristlecones now behind us, we headed back down to the Owens Valley. The drive down from the White Mountains was just as spectacular as the drive up. As we approached the valley we could see the Sierras getting closer. And, lo and behold, there were clouds! So far on this trip clouds had been a rare sight. The rugged peaks of the Sierras combined with the lovely clouds made for an unforgettable scene.