It’s very likely you have never heard of the Alabama Hills near Lone, Pine California, but I can practically guarantee you have seen them before. The Alabama Hills well rounded rock formations combined with Mt. Whitney and the Sierra Mountains as a backdrop have served for years as spectacular scenery in numerous westerns, print advertisements and TV commercials. In fact, one the current Go RVing ads was shot there featuring a toy hauler set among the stunning rock formations. The Lone Ranger TV series regularly used the Alabama Hills for filming. Movies that were in whole or part produced in the Alabama Hills include: How the West was Won, Maverick, GI Jane and Star Trek Generations. Even a scene from the Long Long Trailer with Lucille Ball was filmed here. Movie buffs will want to download a brochure listing the areas movie history complete with a driving tour of where the scenes were filmed.
One of the best parts of exploring the Alabama Hills is letting your imagination run wild and see what the different shapes resemble. Some examples are shown below.
Best of all, the Alabama Hills is administered by the BLM which means standing dispersed camping rules apply. I can’t think of many places more scenic to boondock than the Alabama Hills. Check out http://wecallithome.blogspot.com/2008/05/boondock-site-alabama-hills-lone-pine.html for more details on boondocking in the Alabama Hills.
Letting your imagination run wild, just another adventure in RVing!
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The locals have provided a little help with this one!
Stick your head in and say, “Hi” while in the area.
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