Friday, September 12, 2014

Alabama Hills/Lone Pine/Manzanar

On the night before we visited the Alabama Hills near Mt. Whitney, it rained through the night and early morning.  In spite of the dreary weather, Peter Saucerman and I got up at 4 a.m. for the drive to Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills for a photography outing.

The Alabama Hills is a strange and unique environment known for its colorful rocks.  Located between Lone Pine and the abrupt Eastern Sierra escarpment is a sea of golden boulders jutting up from the high desert.

The contrast between the rounded contours and the sharp angular profile of the Eastern Sierra wall is utterly riveting.

Hidden among the contorted clusters of rocks and spires are about a dozen gracefully curved arches.  Windows created by the arches provide striking frames for photos of the Mt. Whitney group and other major peaks.

After a morning tromping around the Alabama Hills, we drove into Lone Pine to visit the Film Museum containing artifacts from movies filmed in the Alabama Hills, and the Manzanar National Historic Site.

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From Alabama Hills/Lone Pine/Manzanar

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