"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Alabama Hills

Though it has been over a month since our visit to the Alabama Hills, I thought I would put together a few pictures that will help you appreciate the beauty of the area.  The first pictures are of the three most prominent arches within the recreation area. Mobius Arch is the largest.


The smallest being Heart arch.

And, what I thought the best to photograph, The Eye of Alabama.


The landscape is eye candy in most every direction.



As I mentioned in a previous post, there have been hundreds of movies filmed in the area since the silent movie days.  One of the things available for purchase at the museum is a booklet that gives the locations of a number of movie shots.  We set out one morning to see how many we could find. 

Compare the cracks in the rock.

Compare the rock formations on the right side.

                                The van is parked under the bridge.

          Scene of the wagon wreck. 1500 pairs of moccasins?

Besides movies, there were other interests in the area back in the day.

I wonder if he ever struck it rich.

I would recommend a visit to Lone Pine, and the Alabama Hills, to everyone.  It is a beautiful area, backing up to the Eastern Sierra's.  The desert landscape, with the mountains so close, is stunning.  Mt. Whitney overlooks the entire area.




  1. Wow, some of the best pics I have seen. Thank you.

  2. What a super job of capturing the area...And terrific compositions! I guess I don't have to go there now...wrong!! and the story line you did on the movies and there locations...You Better not stop this Blogging Thing!! Thanks for sharing my Friend..Horst sends

  3. I hope I can arrange a visit to Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills one day. Your article contributed greatly to this, ha-ha :)
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